Τετάρτη, 15 Ιουνίου 2011

Delphi: Omphalos of the World

Distances among ancient temples in Greece

 

Delphi: the omphalos of the Earth






















Using Google Earth / Mappi etc calculate the distances between:
a.
  • Delphi oracle and Parthenon in Athens
  • Delphi oracle Aphaia Temple on Aegina island
b.
  • Poseidon Temple in Sounion/Attica and Acropolis of Athens
  • Poseidon Temple in Sounion/Attica and Aphaia Temple on Aegina island
c.
  • Delphi oracle and Olympia
  • Delphi oracle and Acropolis of Athens
d.
  • Delphi oracle and Dodona
  • Delphi oracle and Dion
Express your remarks in an excel file (distances, description, math formulas, if statement...).
  1. Save a map of Greece in a powerpoint file in your working area and design the lines among the above temples.
  2. What kind of geometrical shapes do you form?
  3. Which are the distances between the temples?
  4. Do you agree with the measurements in the above presentation file? 
  5. What is the meaning of the phrase: "Delphi is the omphalos of the world", according your own point of view?

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