Posted by Hans Lohmann on October 19, 2004 at 07:22:11:
Dear Shane (if I may),
congratulations to your wonderful impressions of the Mycale, where I am working as an Archaeologist since 2001.
Your photo Mycale06.html shows an Hellenistic shipshed west of Kalamaki Bay. It is already knwon since the days of Theodor Wiegand, the first excavator of Priene and Miletus.
13: Kalamaki Bay with Samian phrourion (fortress)in the background. See Wiegand-Schrader, Priene (1904) for mor informations.
photos 24-31 equally show this fortress.
24: S-Front, final 4th to early 3rd cent. B.C.
26: Nische for votive reliefs. The ancient name of this fortress was most probably Herakleion
23: not facing Lesbos but Samos
33: view of Lesbos should read view of Samos
20-22: ancient quarry near the Kalamaki bay. It belonged to the island of Samos. The drums in the quarry are 2.30 m in diameter and were prepared for the famous sanctuary of Hera at Samos.
I really appreciate a lot your picture.
Could you please give me some informations to where the following pictures have been taken?
photo 14: staircase
photo 19: inscription, ancient or modern?
photos 07-11: Is this an ancient quarry on one of the three islands at the southwesternmost tip of Mycale?
Thanking you in advance
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