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Monday, 29 November 2010

Tunnel of Eupalinos


The Tunnel of Eupalinos or Eupalinian aqueduct (Modern Greek: Efpalinio orygma, Ευπαλίνειο όρυγμα) is a tunnel of 1,036 m (3,399 ft) length in Samos, Greece, built in the sixth century BC to serve as an aqueduct. The tunnel is the second known tunnel in history which was excavated from both ends (Ancient Greek: αμφίστομον, amphistomon, "having two openings"), and the first with a geometry-based approach in doing so.[1] Today it is a popular tourist attraction.


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Thursday, 25 November 2010

Monday, 22 November 2010

Tradional fashion

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Traditional Samos costume of a young woman - 150 years ago.

Exhibit of the Folklore Museum in Mytilinioi.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Solid foundation

In the old church next to the castle of Pythagorion the visitor can see this:
The solid foundation of an ancient column used for the new wall...
this is also a way to build history...

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Thursday, 11 November 2010

Indian or Viking ?

During my last trip to Samos a month ago, I had the opportunity to enjoy this wonderfull face in the sky...Indian? Viking? its up to you to decide.


Sunday, 7 November 2010

Heraion Samos

The Heraion of Samos was a great sanctuary in the southern region of Samos, 6 km southwest of the ancient city, in a low, marshy river basin near the sea. The Late Archaic Heraion of Samos was the first of the gigantic free-standing Ionic temples, but its predecessors at this site reached back to the Geometric Period of the 8th century BC,[1] or earlier.[2] The site of temple's ruins, with its sole standing column, was designated a joint UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the nearby Pythagoreion in 1992. Wikipedia.