National Geographic : 1922 Dec
Photograph from Alexander Wilbourne Weddell TIIE PLAIN OF MARATHON, SCENE OF THE GREAT CONFLICT BETWEENEAST AND WEST The water in the distance is the Gulf of Marathon. Beyond is the island of Euboea. To the extreme left, and inthesoft curve oftheshore, the Persian galleys were drawn up. Down the valley, from near where we stand, swept the Greeks. Toward theright, and atashort distance from the shore, rises the Mound under which lie buried the Athenians who fell in the battle. The cypress trees intheforeground areacharacteristic feature of Greek landscapes (see page 607).