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Ο Λέων της Χαιρώνειας του νομού Βοιωτίας.-The Lion of Chaeronea Boeotia.

One of the most imposing and beautiful statues in our country, is the Lion of Chaeronea. Located 13 chil.exo from Livadia, the old national road to Lamia. Might well make a detour, going to Arachova. His height is 5.30 m and depicted seated on its hind legs, looking proud, majestic and property, straight above the murky waters at the silent city. From the mouth of Ajar like coming incessantly a deep growl and eerie, dark portent of the enigmatic purpose. The marble "Lion of Chaeronea" guards the public grave, where men of the Sacred Band were buried after the victory of Philip in 338 BC It is said that when Philip saw them all fallen to the earth, amidst tears said: "To lose the man who suspects that these men made or received anything worthless. " It was built, according to Pausanias, by the Thebans in memory of the fallen. Excavations in the tomb, unearthed 254 skeletons, arranged in seven layers

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Pireas, Πειραιάς, Ελλάδα

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  • Uploaded on May 8, 2013
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    by Νίκος Βασιλειάδης (N…
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