topics: Epidaurus, amphitheater architecture, South Eastern Mediterranean Sea Project UNESCO, Corinth Canal, Nero, school visits, environment, Asclepius; jump to dispatch
|At 6:00 PM|
March 17, 1998
|Sunrise (local): 6:39 a.m.|
Sunset (local): 6:37 p.m.
|Traveled Since Last Dispatch|
85 mi / 137 km
3232 mi / 5205 km
|Lat: 37° 34' 02" N|
Lon: 22° 48' 11" E
Elev: 102 ft / 31 m
- Where We Are: Nafplio ()
- Where We're Staying: Pansion Acronafplio
- Places We Visited: schools in Corinth and Loutraki, Corinth Canal, archaeological site at Epidaurus
- Featured Site: Amphitheater of Epidaurus
- Person of the Day: Michael Popakalodoukos
- What We Ate:
- Food of the Day: Spanakopita is a filo dough (thin sheets of layered pasta with butter brushed in between each layer) pastry stuffed with spinach. Sold by street vendors and almost every bakery, spanakopitta is a quick, economical, tasty and filling snack.
- Breakfast: spanakopita, Greek coffee, juice
- Lunch: pastries and fruit
- Dinner: zatziki, Greek salad, chicken giro (chicken pieces on a skewer)
- Olive count: 1875
- Word of the Day: "Belosphorom" is how you say "football" in Greek. While in America this would mean American football, everywhere else in the world, it means soccer.
- Tech Fact of the Day: In trying to figure out the population of an ancient towns, one rule of thumb that archeologists follow is to multiply the seating capacity of the town's amphitheater by a factor of 10. For example, the amphitheater of Epidaurus has a seating capacity of 14,000 spectators, therefore it served a population of around 140,000. Obviously this is an approximate measurement, but it does give archeologists an idea of the size of the city they are excavating.
- Flat Count (Cumulative): 22
- Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 27
Next Stop: Tripoli ()
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