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

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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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Comments (178)

RNLatvian on June 2, 2013

What a great picture! I really like it! Greetings from Brasília!

Αρεσει πολυ !!!

Rosa M. Olivan M.(-… on June 11, 2013

interesante +++

eric-bretagne-29 on June 16, 2013

fantastique image cher ami
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kind regards, eric

Stutsie on June 19, 2013

Fantastisches Bild (danke für die Beschreibung!)

LIKE

Liebe Grüsse aus Österreich

Stutsie

Manol Manoman on June 26, 2013

Very nice photography!

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Have a nice day, Manol


j-ryu on June 28, 2013

こんにちは。ライオンの像ですね。似たような古い石造がインドや中国を経て日本にもあるんですよ。Good!!

H Subhash on June 28, 2013

Hello Nikos

Royal Image

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Thanks for visit, Like & Friendly comments on my shots.

With warm regards & Greetings from India. H. Subhash

Diane MP on July 2, 2013

A very lovely lion, Nikos. Another example of the advanced skill of ancient Grecian sculptors. I love the lion's facial expression and unusual pose. Thank you for your wonderful description, too. LIKE!

Gabriele Müller (Fan… on July 8, 2013

▁ ▂ ▄ ▅ ▆ ▇ █ Beautiful picture - I LIKE & FAVORITE it! █ ▇ ▆ ▅ ▄ ▂ ▁

Friendly greetings from Germany,

fantilein ✿ܓ

Gori Bau on July 15, 2013

very beautiful ancient lion => LIKE => saluti, Fabrizio.

Αρεσει παρα πολυ η φωτο αλλα και σαν ιστορια !!!! Αριστουργημα τεχνικης και αισθητικης !!!! Ενα μεγαλο ευχαριστω να πω και στον αγνωστο δημιουργο για συτη την κληρονομια !!!

Andrei Matusov on September 18, 2013

Very beautiful interesting monument!

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grregu on November 14, 2013

I like:), grregu

Wilhelm Tell on January 26, 2014

Really wonderful lion sculpture. Like 179. Best wishes, Wilhelm

HF2007 on January 30, 2014

Really wonderful!

Greetings, Hans

Shain Paiment on May 4, 2014

wonderful shot F+L

Chat gratis on February 14

Bonita imagen del leon, pero los del congreso de los diputados tambien son muy bonitos, algun dia subire una foto de ellos :)

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  • Uploaded on May 8, 2013
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    by Νίκος Βασιλειάδης (N…
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX L5
    • Taken on 2013/05/05 10:43:49
    • Exposure: 0.001s
    • Focal Length: 8.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO79
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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