Thursday, December 29, 2005

Do pyramids in Greece exist?

Did you know that there are pyramids in Greece too? There are indeed. The pyramid of the photo in the right is known as the pyramid of Helliniko. Helliniko is a small village near Argos in Peloponnisos. The pyramid though, is half destroyed and it's dimensions are smaller than the worldwide known pyramids of Egypt. However, radiocarbon dating has shown that it's much older than those in Giza. Unfortunately Greek government doesn't seem to respect the monument at all.

Imagine that they have built a football (soccer) field near the pyramid, destroying the archaeological site in this way. Fortunately, there are a lot of signs (almost in all over the village) that they guide you towards the pyramid, making it easier to find (The photo you see above was taken by me when I visited the pyramid).