Destructive rocks of Pentidattilo - Italy

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Pentedattilo (Calabrian Greek: Pentadàktilo) is a ghost town in Calabria, southern Italy, administratively a frazione of Melito di Porto Salvo. Until 1811, before the unification of Italy, it was a separate commune. It is situated at 250 m above the sea level, on the Monte Calvario, a mountain whose shapes once resembled that of five fingers (whence the name, from the Greek penta + daktylos , meaning "five fingers" ( thats what she said)

The town was founded as a colony of the Greek city of Chalcis, in 640 BC. A flourishing commercial town during the Greater Greece and Roman eras, it declined during the Byzantine domination, when it was sacked by the Saracens and by others.

In the 12th century it was conquered by the Normans, and, together with Capo D'Armi, Condofuri and Montebello Ionico, it became part of a baronal fief under the Abenavoli family. These were succeeded by the Francoperta, from Reggio Calabria, and then by the Alberti (until 1760), the Clement and the Ramirez (1823).

The town was severely damaged by an earthquake in 1783, which caused the migration of much of the population to the nearby Melito Porto Salvo. The town remained totally unhinabited from the mid-1960 to the 1980s, when it was partially restored and repopulated by volunteers from across Europe.

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kovi53 - NO VIEWS on June 3, 2010

Lada, Thanks a lot for your kind visit, nice comment and BoP. Honour for me.

Greetings from Hungary, Viktor

antoni f. on June 3, 2010

Fantastic shot, Viktor! BOP

ღ Dominique Rolland on June 3, 2010

Vraiment très jolie Viktor

Domi

kovi53 - NO VIEWS on June 3, 2010

Antoni, Thanks a lot for your kind visit, nice comment and BoP. Honour for me. Greetings from Hungary

Domi, I say thank you for the visit and the kind comment. Greetings from Hungary, Viktor

MAPP HUDRANS on June 3, 2010

Beautiful series of the photos from Italy!!!

Best regards, Magdalena

bettyzimmermann-matt… on June 4, 2010

You have made a very good series, Viktor. Congratulations and greetings from Switzerland.

betty

kurt Oblak on June 4, 2010

Fantastische Aufnahme,super mit den Wolken,gruß KURT

kovi53 - NO VIEWS on June 4, 2010

Thank you very much

Magdalena... Betty... Kurt...

for your kind visits and nice comments.

Greetings from Hungary, Viktor

行者无路 on June 4, 2010

BOP !!!

Very beautiful !!!

Best greetings from China ! 行者无路

**omidka&Arman** on June 4, 2010

added photo to my FAV list ♥ ♥

kovi53 - NO VIEWS on June 5, 2010

行者无路, Thanks a lot for your kind visit, nice comment and BoP. Honour for me. Greetings from Hungary, Viktor

Omidka, Thanks a lot for your kind visit and the YS. Honour for me. Greetings from Hungary, Viktor

İsmail Taşoğlu (yemt… on June 5, 2010

Hi Viktor,

The clarity of the photo makes it pretty clear the air. With an excellent series of presentations and sharing the good. BO, I congratulate you.

Best wishes, **İsmail

kovi53 - NO VIEWS on June 5, 2010

Ismail! Thanks a lot for your kind visit, great compliment and BoP. Honour for me.

Greetings from Hungary, Viktor

niki baba on June 5, 2010

Gyönyörű tájkép! Gratulálok! Üdv: Julianna. :)

aggeliki.k on June 5, 2010

Beautiful shot and photo.

Francisco “Francisco… on June 5, 2010

Excellent photo and interesting place. Greetings,Francisco

ansory on June 6, 2010

漂亮的石头城,,,来自北京的问候!!!

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on June 6, 2010

Fantasztikus helyeken jártál , csodaszép fotókat hoztál ... Utána néztem az irodalomban , sok érdességet olvastam erről a helyről ! GRATULÁLOK ! BEST OF !
ÜDV, NATUSKA

Seima I on June 6, 2010

Awesome view!! Great!! Best of

kovi53 - NO VIEWS on June 6, 2010

Nagyon szépen köszönöm

Julianna... Natuska...

kedves látogatásotokat és megtisztelő elismeréseteket. Natus, külön köszönet a BoP elismerésedért. Üdvözlettel, Viktor

Thank you very much

aggeliki.k... Francisco... ansory... SEIMA... for your kind visits and nice comments. Special thanks to SEIMA for the BoP. Honour for me. Greetings from Hungary, Viktor

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    • Camera: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
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