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Monday, 29 November 2010

Tunnel of Eupalinos


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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.





EUPALINOS TUNEL



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14 comments:

  1. Isn't it amazing how over 2000 years ago they manage to build these tunnels that are still standing today?

    Nice pic, I like the lighting.

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  2. Something so primal. You draw us in beautifully.

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  3. i feel claustrophobic by just watching the tunnel you got here
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  4. Amazing how its been there for 2000 years.I love the lighting!

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  5. Lovely Samos... long for summer! / Anna

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  6. I bet it would be scary to walk through there with candles or lanterns!

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  7. Thanks for this lovely informative post.

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  8. Your lovely photo makes the tunnel look like a jewel. It would feel claustrophobic to actually be inside it… yet such an amazing feat for mankind to have accomplished in ancient times.

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  9. Terrific, informative post as always and a fantastic capture! I did enjoy reading about this and now will go to wikipedia to learn some more! Thanks for still another great post! Enjoy your week!

    Sylvia

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  10. Thank you for the great explanation along with your awesome pictures. :)

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  11. awesome shot. there is truly a light at the end of the tunnel :) thanks for sharing your world with us.

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