Delphi - Delphi, Greece
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 38° 28.949 E 022° 30.043
34S E 630894 N 4260416
Quick Description: Delphi, which was the site of the most important oracle in the classical Greek world, is commonly referred to as the "Navel of the World." A book by Basil Petrakos titled "Delphi" was written about it.
Location: Greece
Date Posted: 2/1/2011 2:34:06 AM
Waymark Code: WMAN2B
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Bryan
Views: 16

Long Description:
About Delphi from Wikipedia

"Delphi is both an archaeological site and a modern town in Greece on the south-western spur of Mount Parnassus in the valley of Phocis. Delphi was the site of the Delphic oracle, the most important oracle in the classical Greek world, when it was a major site for the worship of the god Apollo after he slew the Python, a deity who lived there and protected the navel of the Earth. His sacred precinct in Delphi was a panhellenic sanctuary, where every four years athletes from all over the Greek world competed in the Pythian Games, one of the four panhellenic (or stephanitic) games, precursors to the Modern Olympics.

Delphi was revered throughout the Greek world as the site of the omphalos stone, the centre of the earth and the universe. In the inner hestia ("hearth") of the Temple of Apollo, an eternal flame burned. After the battle of Plataea, the Greek cities extinguished their fires and brought new fire from the hearth of Greece, at Delphi; in the foundation stories of several Greek colonies, the founding colonists were first dedicated at Delphi."

About the Book from

"Authored by Basil Petrakos, Director of Antiquities. History of the ancient town of Delphi and it's shrines. This book contains information about the earliest periods of he history of Delphi, obtained by archaeological research."

The book can be purchased at (visit link). It does not have an ISBN number. Its ASIN number is B0000ED0DH.

ISBN Number: 0000000000

Author(s): Basil Petrakos

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