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The Tunnel of Epfalinus: Quite impressive facts yet unknown to the many! (Video)

The Tunnel of Epfalinus: Quite impressive facts and yet unknown to the many! (Video)

The Tunnel of Eupalinus (or the Eupalinian Aqueduct) is a monument dedicated to the science of geometry. The tunnel “manages” to glorify geometry, as did the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. The Tunnel of Eupalinus is the work of a genius in geometry, at a time when …

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Polycrates of Samos

Polycrates: powerful tyrant of Samos between 540 and 522 BCE. His downfall shocked the Greek world. Samos is a Greek island, situated just off the Asian coast, close to Miletus. This was a Greek city too, but it belonged, like the other towns of Asia Minor, to the realm of …

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Efpalinio tunnel

INTRODUCTION:  Samos, Polycratis, Efpalinos, 6th century B.C. Approximately 2,500 years ago, during the 2nd half of the 6th century B.C., the island of Samos was governed by the notorious Tyrant Polycratis.  Samos was a distinguished naval power and thus experienced great economic and political prosperity. Polycratis commissioned unique technical works, …

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