Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Metron Ariston

159 posts - The length of Parthenon.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Ancient Thessaly and Macedonia

From the books, "Prehistoric Greece" (1999) ISBN: 9607823079, and "Klaudiou Ptolemaeou - Geographike Hyphegesis" (2001) ISBN: 9607931491.

*Most cities are prehistoric, but some of them have changed names many times.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The acropolis of Hyle

Measurements and photographs: June 2002.
Published in the book "Metron Ariston" (11 Feb 2003) - ISBN 9608286069

Coordinates: Palace 38.485556  23.18214 - Southern Gate 38.482228  23.182472

This work was posted here in January 2011 (see Gla), but I have made
some corrections and new color diagrams.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Palace of Minos

I Megalithic Cubit  (MC) = 0.454 m.

Most diagrams and drawings are from Sir Arthur Evans' book
"The Palace of Minos".  Megalithic cubits are in red on them.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Eleusinian Mysteries

Caryatis Kistophoros from the Lesser Propylaea.
On her head she carries the kiste (a box) ornamented
with the Eleusinian symbols (a kernos, wheat and poppies).

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012


The great statue of Despoina in Lykosoura
From left to right: Artemis, Demeter, Despoina and the Titan Anytos.
National Archaeological Museum of Athens.

Representation of the statue

According to Pausanias (8, 37.3), the statues were carved in one piece of stone (a monolith) which was found in the temple of Despoina in the Arcadian city Lykosoura afer a dream. The dimensions are 8.40 m (width) x 5.90 m (height), and the height of the statues is 3.78 m. Therefore, the ratio width : height is the square root of 2. The height (5.90 m) is equal to 13 MC.