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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Comments (602)

Žaltys on July 29, 2010

voted for this stony landscape. Very nice taken image. Warmest regards - Žaltys

kovi53 - NO VIEWS on July 29, 2010

Hello Stolpi! Thanks a lot for your kind visit, nice comment, vote and L. Honour for me. Greetings, Viktor

Hello Žaltys! Thanks a lot for your kind visit, nice comment and vote. Honour for me. Greetings, Viktor

Maja Go on July 29, 2010

VOTED Superbly photos and very interesting place in the mountain! I LIKED THIS PHOTO! Best greetings from Belgrade, Maya

eleda61 on July 30, 2010

Its a pleasure to vote this great image of a place so familiar to me and which I've loved since I was a child! ciao,Viktor! Adele

willi bremen on July 31, 2010

Excellent shot.

Voted!

Greetings, Wilfried

tu-quoque on July 31, 2010

Voted

kovi53 - NO VIEWS on July 31, 2010

Thank you very much

Maya... Adele... Wilfried... tu-quoque...

for your kind visits, nice comments and votes. Special thanks to Maya for the L. Honour for me.

Greetings, Viktor

Luis O. Boettner on July 31, 2010

Like! and Voted! Cheers, Boettner

© mARTin on July 31, 2010

Amazig picture, realy good.

Greetings, Martin

© ARTHURdXYV on July 31, 2010

Very nice landscape and photo.

Voted!

Greetings from Belgium, © ARTHURdXYV.

kovi53 - NO VIEWS on July 31, 2010

Boettner! Thanks a lot for your kind visit, vote and L. Honour for me. Greetings, Viktor

Marin! I say thank you for the visit and the kind comment. Greetings, Viktor

ARTHURdXYV! Thanks a lot for your kind visit, nice comment and vote. Honour for me. Greetings, Viktor

Ahmet poçanoğlu on July 31, 2010

Excellent shot Voted and like..Greetings..

kovi53 - NO VIEWS on July 31, 2010

ahmeth! Thanks a lot for your kind visit, nice comment, vote and L. Honour for me.

Greetings, Viktor

bablenam on July 31, 2010

Kedves Viktor! Nagyon különleges helyen készült fotót neveztél! Gyönyörű sziklák, és csodás a kis városka is! Üdv.: Magdi

Szavaztam és Like

kovi53 - NO VIEWS on August 1, 2010

Kedves Magdi! Nagyon szépen köszönöm a látogatásodat, megtisztelő elismerésedet, a szavazatot és a L-t. Üdv. Viktor

Hi Andy! Thanks a lot for your kind visit, great compliment and vote. Honour for me. Greetings, Viktor

pepeljuga1 on August 7, 2010

....YS + LIKE...

kovi53 - NO VIEWS on August 9, 2010

Hello pepeljuga1!

Thanks a lot for your kind visit, YS + L. Honour for me.

Greetings, Viktor

KFE. on August 11, 2010

Szuper. Tetszik! Üdv. Eta

kovi53 - NO VIEWS on August 11, 2010

Szervusz Eta!

Nagyon szépen köszönöm kedves látogatásodat, megtisztelő elismerésedet és a L-t.

Üdv. Viktor

kurt Oblak on August 15, 2010

Fantastisch,Like 91,gruß KURT

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