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Visiting the Tunnel of Eupalinos

Undoubtedly the Tunnel of Eupalinos, the central part of the ancient aqueduct, is an admirable achievement of engineering worth seeing, however visitors should bear in mind that: The tunnel is 1036 m. long. The average dimensions are 1,80 m high and 1,80 m wide, but in some parts the height …

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The Tunnel of Efpalinos: An Amazing Representation Video

There was an architect, who managed, in the 6th century BC, to construct a tunnel some 1.036 meters long, beginning from two opposite sides, which met with no deviation at all! It is the Tunnel of Efpalinos. See an amazing representation video… The contribution of Ancient Greeks to science is …

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Samos of History and Today. A Sensitive Film for the Island of Pythagoras

The Island of Pythagoras: A film presenting, with sensitivity and objectivity, the island of Samos, its environment and its history from the ancient times up until today. The film has three parts. It also presents the everyday life of Samos as well as the love of the people for their …

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The Pythagorean Cup – the cup that spills your drink when you get too greedy

The Pythagorean cup is a vessel that spills all the drink poured into it once a person gets greedy. And what does that mean? Say you were supposed to pour a liter of water into a cup and no more than that. If you were using the Pythagorean cup, what …

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The Construction of the Vathi, Karlovassi Carriage-Way (Picture of 1902)

This picture was taken during the construction of the road Vathi, Karlovasi Carriage-Way in the wild cliffs of Kourou-Dere (in Turkish language, “Dry Stream” in English, it is a coastal area between Saint Konstantinos and Karlovasi). In April 1899, following an open competition (auction), the engineering company “Rivabella and Gounarakis”, under …

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Excavation Work in the Foundations of the Ancient Temple of Hera (Picture of 1902)

For the excavation works were employed some 50 workers. The temple of Hera foundations were cleaned, a detection of its architectural details was recorded, while some archaeological ditches were made. Excavations resumed in October 1910 by the German archaeologist Th. Wiegand on behalf of the Berlin museums with significant results …

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Pythagoras Square: An old … Very Old Age

We are at the beginning of 1900! The square has already been named Pythagoras Square and has taken its shape and form. From the pictures you can imagine haw it was back then… In the upper photo Pythagoras Square and the city garden are shown (Vathi Port, 1904-1908). Pythagoras is …

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The Naval Battle of Samos as described in the Diary of Lykourgos Logothetis

A text (or document) for the local anniversary of August 6, written by Mr. Christos Landros The description of the Naval Battle of Samos (4-6 August 1824) was written by the admirals who participated in the battle, which took place between the Island of Samos and the opposite Asia Minor …

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“Dodekaporto”: A Mysterious and Enigmatic Monument

Recently, the Speleological Association of Samos “EFPALINOS” secured permission from local authorities and on Saturday, June 6, 2015 cut the trees that had sprouted in the old Byzantine church of Dodekaportou. This initiative was attended by representatives of the archaeological service and intended to protect the statics of the building. …

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“Samiaka”: The history book of Epaminondas Stamatiades

The book “Samiaka” (5 volumes, 2.955 pages, and 13 x 23 format) was printed in the Princely Printing-Shop of Samos between 1881 and 1889, following a resolution passed by the “General Assembly of the Samian”. So, from this point of view, it is considered as a pioneer sample of a …

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