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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 06.04.2016

THE FLYING DOLPHIN

back in 80s and 90s one of the ways to get to the island was the flying dolphins from piraeus, it took about 4 hours or so , the view at the back was great but the diesel fumes made it hard to breath in the fresh air !!....

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 30.12.2015

'' a vrese with no water ''

the water vrese at the back of trifyllianika which is located at the end of the road when the village of trifyllianika comes to a end , follow the track down to the vrese, when in glorious days gone by was the focal point of that village where women washed clothes , people gathered water for their homes , and the land owners around the vrerse attended the fields and crops , some people in trifyllianika still maintain fruit tress in that area but not like of years gone by and the great shame for some reason no water flows out of this great fountain , locals say they have diverted the water flow down to potamo , in my retirement days im going to try to get the water fountain of the village to follow again ...

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submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 03.05.2015

Agia Moni

Unfortunately I don't know when this photo was taken.

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submitted by Νικόλαος Λουράντος on 25.06.2014

Kapsali harbour in the 1920's

The photograph is part of a donation to the Kythera Folklore Collection (Chora). It has already been used in an article in the local newspaper ΚΥΘΗΡΑΪΚΑ, as a result of the transportation problems during the past winter of 2013. It depicts activity in the old molos (pier) of Kapsali bay harbor, showing not only Caïques (καϊκια) but also a motorized vessel, in the background. The picture is most probably mid 1920’s to early 1930’s.

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submitted by Mediterranean Archaeology on 25.04.2014

Archaeology Drones Helping in Unearth Ancient Civilizations

From americanlivewire

Are you ready for a new age of archaeology? Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New Mexico.

The discovery of the structures hidden beneath layers of sediment and sagebrush is being hailed as an important step that could help archaeologists shed light on mysteries long buried by eroding desert landscapes from the American Southwest to the Middle East. The results of the research were published earlier this month in the Journal of Archaeological Science.

Since the 1970s, archaeologists have known that aerial images of thermal infrared wavelengths of light could be a powerful tool for spotting cultural remains on the ground. But few have had access to million-dollar satellites, and helicopters and planes have their limits.

Now, technology is catching up with demand.

Archaeologists can get quality images from very specific altitudes and angles at any time of day and in a range of weather using inexpensive drones and commercially available cameras that have as much as five times the resolution of those available just a few years ago. A basic eight-rotor drone starts at about $3,700.

Jesse Casana, an archaeologist at the University of Arkansas, teamed up with University of North Florida professor John Kantner last summer to test the drones in a remote area of northwestern New Mexico, south of Chaco Canyon — once the cultural and religious center of ancient Puebloan society.

Kantner has been studying a village in the area known as Blue J. He found two households at the village’s edge through test digs, but much of Blue J’s secrets remain buried under eroded sandstone and wind-blown silt.

Blue J was most active close to 1,000 years ago, around the same time as Chaco. So finding structures such as kivas and great houses at the site would help solidify the theory that Chaco’s influence spread far and wide. Kivas are circular, subterranean meeting places associated with ceremonial activities. Great houses were massive multistory stone buildings, some of which were oriented to solar and lunar directions and offered lines of sight between buildings to allow for communication.

Aside from dozens of anthills, the drone picked up on much larger, unnatural circular shapes that are thought to be kivas. From the surface, these structures are invisible, Kantner said. He said crews can use the drone information to plan a dig at the location to search for the archaeological remnants.

“Really within a few hours we were able to survey this area that took me a long time, years of what we call ground reconnaissance and excavation to see what’s below the surface,” he said. “So this is great for quickly and pretty cheaply being able to find sites.”

There already is talk about using the drones in other dry environments such as Saudi Arabia and Cyprus, where the difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures would be great enough to allow the heat signatures of buried stone structures or other features to pop up on the thermal images.

Some researchers also have suggested using drone technology to search for a lost Spanish fort in Georgia and along the banks of Florida’s St. Johns River, Kantner said.

Sarah Parcak, an archaeologist at the University of Alabama in Birmingham who wasn’t involved in the New Mexico research, said she’s excited about the potential for using the technology in her work in Egypt. She said drones outfitted with sensors can hone in on what’s most important in archaeology — the landscape and features that are buried beneath the ground.

“We think we know a site, and we’ve been working there for a long time, and lo and behold, new technologies show us things we weren’t even expecting,” Parcak said. “The great thing about remote sensing is it really gives you a new set of eyes in the sky to see what is otherwise invisible.”

The drones have their limits. For example, flights usually are less than 15 minutes depending on battery power and camera weight, and the eight-rotor mini copters have been known to stop and come crashing to the ground.

There also are questions about whether federal regulators will toughen rules governing drone flights.

Kantner said as drones become more reliable, their ability to survey vast areas quickly will become even more important. He pointed to potential threats of oil and gas development and coal and uranium mining throughout the Chaco region.

“There are resources that we obviously need for our nation’s self-sufficiency, but on the other hand, we don’t want to give away our cultural patrimony by losing these archaeology sites,” he said.

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 04.06.2012

PRESENT DAY POTAMOS ...

yes not much has changed with the main street of potamos , perhaps no big changes in over a hundred years ...

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submitted by Gaye Hegeman on 03.06.2012

Potamos

Can you spot any changes! This picture was taken in January 1983 on my first visit to the Island. It was very quiet as the shops had closed for the afternoon, and chilly being mid-winter. I was keen to connect with the Island home of my grandfather, Theo G. Andronicos, but knew very little about his family. It has taken us over thirty years to put the pieces together.

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submitted by Mieke Coumans on 15.05.2011

houses near the church of Agios Anasthasios

in the very nice village of Pitsinades

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submitted by James Victor Prineas on 05.05.2015

Reverse side of Mitata Postcard

The back of an old postcard depicting Mitata. Source unknown. The front side of this postcard is also in the category on the site. Would anyone like to have a go at translating this?

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submitted by James Victor Prineas on 03.05.2010

Mitata Vintage Postcard

An old Postcard depicting Mitata. Source unknown. The reverse side of this postcard is also in the category on the site.

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 16.02.2010

POTAMOS MARKETS

the famous potamos markets in 1982, the markets have changed now, in years gone by the locals would bring their produce , friut , vegetables, olive oil, to be sold , these days the amount of local produce has diminished,now at the sunday markets, you will find to buy, paintings , jewellery, painted rocks , photos , but one thing hasnt changed in 300 years , a place to catch up, and share some island gossip!!!

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submitted by Θεοδώρα Μπουκουβάλα on 12.02.2008

Καψάλι 1920

Αυτό είναι το Καψάλι του 1920.

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submitted by Daniel Tripp on 07.02.2008

Agia Pelagia - Church 1971

My brother Ben's just stubbed his toe on a rock, or got a nasty prickle in his heel.

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submitted by Daniel Tripp on 07.02.2008

Agia Pelagia - pier 1971

My sister Rebecca sitting under the shrine at the start of the pier.

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submitted by Daniel Tripp on 07.02.2008

Agia Pelagia - pier 1971

Is 1971 "vintage"?

Have a few poor quality 110 film photos of summer in Pelagia in 1971.

My brother and I loved it there. We'd wake up at the crack of dawn and go down to the pier and help the fishermen unload their catch, and spend an hour or two helping them tenderize octopus against the pier wall. Our payment was usually a small octopus, or an eel, or a few cuttlefish.

Then a bit later on in the morning, caiques would come in from the mainland, loaded up with melons and other fruit. We'd help them unload, and get paid with a watermelon.

Rest of the time was spent swimming, building rafts, getting into trouble, running amok etc.

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submitted by Daniel Tripp on 07.02.2008

Village well, Potamos - 1971

Us kids collecting water at the communal well, located up the hill from "down town" Potamos (i.e. the road heading out Northwest towards Agia Anastassia).
We lived in a house overlooking the well from January 1971 to May 1971.

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 20.09.2007

the old cellar.

in the many old and deserted homes of times gone by, this could be a regular scene in some of these old homes in every village on the island, here in the dark cellars we have old pots and barrells that contained wine and olive oil.

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submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 07.01.2007

Agia Pelagia - O Limenovraxion

An old postcard from the 1950's of Agia Pelagia.

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submitted by Anna Kominos on 15.10.2006

The Airport.

Classic Manolis Sophios photograph.

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 13.09.2006

kythera bus lines.

wonder who traveled on this old bus that must of serviced the island in years gone by.