Delfi Ancient Stadium West
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Delfi Ancient Stadium West

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A: Delfi Stadium East

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 180 meters away

Delfi Stadium East

B: Delfi Theater Top View

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 250 meters away

Delfi Theater Top View

C: Archaeological Site of Delphi

by Henk Keijzer, 280 meters away

Archaeological Site of Delphi

Archaeological Site of Delphi

D: Delphi Theatre Pano

by Merle Layden, 280 meters away

The main subject is the theatre at Delphi.  There is also a good view down the valley, and the mounta...

Delphi Theatre Pano

E: Ancient Delphi, overview of the whole location

by Milan Rademakers, 290 meters away

On the same floor level is the old amphitheater. one level lower on the hill is the old acropolis. De...

Ancient Delphi, overview of the whole location

F: Delfi Museum Kouroi

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 290 meters away

Delfi Museum Kouroi

G: Delfi Theater

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 290 meters away

Delfi Theater

H: Archaeological Site of Delphi

by Henk Keijzer, 300 meters away

Archaeological Site of Delphi

Archaeological Site of Delphi

I: Delfi Museum Statues

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 300 meters away

Delfi Museum Statues

J: Delfi Museum Aetoma

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 310 meters away

Delfi Museum Aetoma

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Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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