• Short Summary

    A BEAUTIFUL GROTTO HAS BEEN LOCATED ON CALYMNOS, IN THE DODECANESE GROUP OF THE GREEK ISLANDS, BY PROFESSOR CHRISTOMANOS AND SPELEOLOGIST T.

  • Description

    A BEAUTIFUL GROTTO HAS BEEN LOCATED ON CALYMNOS, IN THE DODECANESE GROUP OF THE GREEK ISLANDS, BY PROFESSOR CHRISTOMANOS AND SPELEOLOGIST T. COUHDOURIS, AUG 27. ACCORDING TO ARCHAEOLOGISTS THE HUGE GROTTO WAS WORSHIPPED BY THE ANCIENT GREEKS AS THE HOME OF THE GODS. IT WAS HERE THEY THOUGHT THAT ZEUS SAT ON HIS THRONE.

    IT WAS FIRST DISCOVERED BY A GROUP OF BRITISH COMMANDOS IN 1942, WHEN THEY USED THE ISLAND AS A BASE FOR THEIR RAIDS AGAINST THE MANY ISLANDS HELD BY THE GERMANS.

    SITUATED ABOUT A THOUSAND FEET IN FROM THE COAST THE ENTRANCE TO THE GROTTO IS THROUGH A GREAT HOLE IN THE ROCKFACE. THE ENTRANCE LEADS TO A SERIES OF VAULTED CHAMBERS WHICH CONTAIN AN IMPOSING ARRAY OF STALACTITES AND STALAGMITES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9SNMXCIOXK99IKVUXYWWMFMBI
    Media URN:
    VLVA9SNMXCIOXK99IKVUXYWWMFMBI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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