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A movie for the Diolkos of Corinth

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1500 years from the first use of the Corinthian Diolkos, the Technical Chamber of Greece in collaboration with the Society for the Study of Ancient Greek Technology created a movie depicting one of the greatest innovations from antiquity.

The film of 22 minutes, created with the use of 3D animations and it is uniquely represents the one of the most important technological innovations of the Greek civilization, the Diolkos: an overland route for the transfer of ships between the Saronic and Corinthian gulf along the Isthmus, Corinth, when there was no strait. The film has many other technical details, but also extensive scenes of marine life in antiquity: gaming, visit at the Temple of Poseidon, fun time in a pub and an emotional confrontation.

The movie creators are Th. P. Tassios, N. Mikas, G. Polyzos, who received two awards so far: Best film referred to ancient times at the 5 th International Film Festival in Cyprus (November 2009) and Best Educational Film at the 8 th International Meeting of Archaeological Film of the Mediterranean Area, Athens (May 2010)

The movie is available in DVD and sold by Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) 4 Nikis – Athens, Greece at a price of € 12.00 (information tel. 0030 210 3291277).

Source: Technical Chamber of Greece, 05/07/2010; photos are available at ANA-MPA


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