|Posté le: Mar Oct 09, 2007 3:35 am Sujet du message: Saving Ancient Diolkos, in Greece
|The Ancient Diolkos, in Greece, is the famous paved road constructed around 600 BC and used to transport ships by land over the Isthmus of Corinth.
Diolkos is mentioned by Thucydides in connection with transport of fleets during the Peloponnesian War as something granted, thus already ancient. Its use is mentioned in various sources, almost exclusively for warships. After Actium in 31 B.C. Octavian shipped warships across the diolkos to pursue Antony and Cleopatra to Asia and then Egypt.
Athough the monument is unique in its kind, it has never been protected since the time of excavation (1956-1962).
In an effort to save and restore the structure, we have created an international petition at
We invite you to sign and help preserve this historical monument.
The world's ancient heritage should be protectd!!!
For more information and images, please go to
http://www.greece.org:8080/opencms/o...jects/DIOLKOS/ (in english, with gallery images)