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Gortys was an ancient city in central south Crete which dominated the surrounding country in the 3rd century B.C. and might have had up to 50.000 inhabitants. The city became capital of the roman province Creta et Cyrene and was an early center of christianity, as Saint Paul the Apostle preached here in 59 A.D.

St. Titus is the ruins of an early basilica from the 6th century, with only the sanctuary still standing.
I would have perferred an opposite POV, which would have been strongly against the light.

The Great Inscription of Gortys is the oldest european law codex, written from left to right to left to right to left ... during the 5th century B.C. in Dorian dialect, and far more liberal than expected.

Taken on film with Canon A1, scan from paper print.

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