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The lion of Lefkada: A colossal statue and the adventures of the monuments of the ancient city

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The lion of Lefkada: A colossal statue and the adventures of the monuments of the ancient city

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6 May 2021

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2021

Abstract

As part of the bicentenary marking the beginning of the Greek Revolution, the Youth Centre of the Holy Metropolis of Lefkada and Ithaca hosts an online event entitled “Around our Great ’21”. The tenth event is dedicated to the description of the statue of a lion found in Lefkada. It was found in 1900 in the area of Lygia and its characteristics are described in comparison with other tomb lions of ancient Greek art, such as those of Chaeronea, Amphipolis, Piraeus and others. The speaker also mentions the finding of a burial precinct known as the mass grave of Lefkada. It gives information about its construction and the place of the lion in the topography of the ancient city. He emphasises that the lion has left no trace while little has been written about it by modern scholars. Finally, he mentions ancient Lefkada as an important city on the trade routes of the Ionian and Adriatic, its archaeological site as a history of looting and destruction.

(Edited and translated description from organiser’s website)

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Video

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1:10:18

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BY-NC Attribution-NonCommercial

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Lefkada on the border between the Ottomans and Venetians (15th–17th centuries)

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