1 Reply on “At the Gate of the Temple

  1. This is a very nice painting. It shows the beauty of (real) Mediterranean women. This is probably how a lot of women in ancient Greece/Persia/Phoenicia looked like.

    The ancient Greeks were mostly Mediterraneans along with some Alpines and Dinarics:

    A good example of a (real) Mediterranean was the Athenian statesman Pericles: link

    A good example of an alpine was Socrates: link

    And a good example of a dinaric was Aristippus: link

    Whereas the population inhabiting modern Greece seems to be a mixture of slavs,albanians,turks,semites and north Africans. Which also explains the large number of the Y-DNA haplogoups J2 and E1b1b found amongst modern Greeks.