Ancient Tower (TUGTII #6)


ancient tower, originally uploaded by egotoagrimi.

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egotoagrimi says:

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simonsterg Pro User says:

Hello DT – there you are.
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simonsterg Pro User says:

I have wondered about this tower.
What I wonder is, is it the same stonework, from the same time as this wall on the hill above Pythagorion in Samos:

wall?

or this tower nearby:

tower?

(I like the round shape better.)
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angeloska Pro  User says:

I am leaving you to play tower to tower fights with Simon. I will be back later. For now…

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ikaria

This beautiful photo was seen in The Ikaria pool! Thanks for adding!
☺☺☺
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egotoagrimi says:

The round is a bit later style. Harder to make (more slaves!) but it’s stronger and towers higher.

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simonsterg Pro User says:

You’re not going up higher there I hope!

It’s all very intriguing. I read here:

www.eco-ikaria.gr/html/hist_archeologicalsite .asp?id=1&am…

«Drakanon is an ancient city that is considered to be Dionysus birthplace, built in the 4th century B.C. It is near Fanari (Faros) location on the eastern side of the Island. Relics of the city are found on the homonymous mountain which is also mentioned in Homer’s hymns. The cape of the city is, according to Strabo, W shaped. There can be found remains of the ancient port,

The citadel is on the cape and on the southern side there is a defending tower. On the northern side of the citadel there is a round tower either of the 4th century B.C. or of the Hellenistic times. It has 3 floors and two arched gates. It was used for a system of telecommunication of that time.

The people of the island called it a lighthouse (faros) and this is what gave the area that particular name. To the west of the citadel there is the ancient quarry and a tomb of 5 meters diameter.»

I wonder how people know this?

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simonsterg Pro User says:

The hymn could be this one

O Insewn God — born from Zeus’ thigh —
some folk say in Drakanon,
some in windy Ikaros,
others say in Naxos,
or by the deep-eddying river Alpheos,
pregnant Semele bore you to thunder-loving Zeus.
Others say you were born in Thebes, Lord,
but all of them lie:
the father of men and gods gave birth to you
far from people, hidden from white-armed Hera.

(Hymn to Dionysos by Anonymous, trnsl. Diane Rayor)

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simonsterg Pro User says:

… and does it really take more slaves to make a round tower than a square one?? They say that a circle is the shortest way of enclosing the biggest space. (Furniture might not fit so well though.)

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egotoagrimi says:

omg, 2 many questions!
i’ll just answer the last:

try to cut a cardboard to look like a horse-shoe. Then fold it to make a truncated cone like f.e. an old fashioned lampshade.

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egotoagrimi says:

p.s. thyme all over around that tower…

It was a delight to trek through

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isl_gr Pro User says:

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simonsterg Pro User says:

Google translate : «It smells nice and you have the beginners trails here. Εγώ χώνομαι πιο μέσα, αλλά μην μου δίνετε σημασία. I snuggle more, but I do not pay attention.»
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angeloska Pro  User says:

You are driving me crazy!!!
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egotoagrimi says:

You mean, we are not letting you fall back. We are reducating you.
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egotoagrimi says:

and the story goes on…

Ikaria August 2007033 by raposa7

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9 σχόλια on “Ancient Tower (TUGTII #6)”

  1. Ο/Η angelosk λέει:

    Great, well-worked reminder entry. It’s the season of towers, it seems…🙂

    Μου αρέσει!

  2. Ο/Η simonsterg λέει:

    yes, I like these reminders.

    «The people of the island called it a lighthouse (faros)» – could it have been? I wonder now. Maybe nobody had to fold a horseshoe shaped bit of roof – it had a fire on top!

    Μου αρέσει!

  3. Ο/Η angelosk λέει:

    I loved it too and I think that my guess is correct.
    Ah if I had time there would be a drawing and by a professional too -you know who. A medieval fortress with a tower, smokes and lights and galleons anchored at its feet.

    Μου αρέσει!

  4. Ο/Η simonsterg λέει:

    … and I read in a very old book that there is treasure buried there!

    Μου αρέσει!

  5. Ο/Η simonsterg λέει:

    (We reknowned Britains do not confine our contemplations to our own
    Homes or to our neighbour Nations, but enlarge our Prospect unto the most remote Countries, and with a piercing Eye, diligently pursue the exact discovery of their state and condition.)

    Μου αρέσει!


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