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Taygetus: a giant made of stone

19.06.2018 in Travel

Taygetus: a giant made of stone   The majestic mount of Laconia in southern Peloponnese stands almost 8000 feet tall, surrounded almost permanently by a thick veil made by clouds. For the ancient peoples of Laconia, Taygetus was an intimate yet mythical place; for foreigners, it was always the obstacle between them and the rough Lacedemonians.   Archaeological excavations revealed a continuous human presence from the Bronze Age (circa 3,000 BCE) till the 20th c. Τhe ancient Spartans chiseled their tough way of living around the steep foothills of Taygetus and beside the banks of the river Eurotas. And it…