Another short blog from me, from 20 April.
At Ptolemais archaeological site in Libya, a fence marks the area of archaeological importance.
On that fence today, a little owl.
Little owl photos: here.
Contrary to the little tern, not the smallest owl species in the world, scops and pygmy owl species being smaller.
Nevertheless, a significant owl.
Being depicted on ancient Greek coins, being the bird symbol of Athena, goddess of wisdom.
Next to the little owl on the fence: a Senegal turtle dove.
Doves are the symbols of Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love.
Nice, these two birds peacefully together on the fence: though the two goddesses, though half sisters, don’t always get along well.
A call for wisdom and love in managing the archaeological treasures of Ptolemais, Libya, and the world?