Program 355: More Eastern Mediterranean Antiquities; Italy's Instep; Exploring Morocco

Release Date: 02-15-2014

Description

Guides from Greece and Egypt share tips for sightseeing the historical highlights of the eastern Mediterranean. Plus, guides from southern Italy and Morocco take listener calls with ideas for exploring the local color of the "instep" of southeast Italy, and for going deep into Morocco.

Guests

  • Colin Clement, tour guide based in Alexandria, Egypt
  • Anastasia Gaitanou, tour guide based in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Aldo Valerio, tour guide based in southern Italy
  • Aziz Begdouri, tour guide and teacher, based in Tangier, Morocco

Related Links

  • Colin Clement has written an article explaining the international effort to uncover ancient underwater ruins near Alexandria.  It’s on the website for the public television program Nova.  
  • Colin Clement wrote an article for Archeology magazine about a Roman shipwreck found off the coast of Alexandria, Egypt 
  • Anastasia Gaitanou has a listing on the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations.
  • Wikipedia has extensive information about Ephesus, Palmyra, and Petra, and has a list of major museums displaying ancient Greek and Roman antiquities.
  • The website for the Acropolis Museum in Athens.
  • Aldo Valerio provides customized tours in Italy through ToursByLocals.com.
  • aziztour@hotmail.com is the e-mail address for booking a tour in Tangier with Aziz Begdouri.
  • Essaouira is a popular surfing destination on Morocco's Atlantic coast.  Fez is considered the religious center of the country.

Program Extras

More with Anastasia Gaitanou and Colin Clement - Tour guide historians Anastasia Gaitanou and Colin Clement tell Rick about the Acropolis Museum in Athens, which opened in June 2009 to showcase antiquities from the Acropolis, and to help illustrate their significance in ancient Greece. (runs 3:13)

More with Aziz Begdouri - Rick and Aziz Begdouri answer a listener's e-mail about where to find a craftsman who makes the traditional stringed instrument called the oud, and they enjoy a sunset view of the marketplace in Tangier. (runs 3:03)