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US Ambassador in Awe of Ancient Greek Theatre of Dodoni

U.S. Ambassador in Athens Geoffrey Pyatt has paid a visit to the archaeological site in Dodoni in Epirus, accompanied by his wife and Ioannina Deputy Mayor Pantelis Kolokas.

The ambassador was given a tour of the site, initially under pouring rain but later in sunshine which allowed the party to see the ancient theatre and other monuments at close quarters.

After the archaeological site, he visited the village of Manteio and spoke with Dodoni’s mayor about actions on a local level to improve health and education services, as well as work underway to restore the archaeological site and pre The sanctuary of Dodoni was a major spiritual place in ancient Greece. It was the oldest of the Greek oracles and ancient people traveled great distances in order to consult the priests who foretold the future.

Outside the temple of Zeus the priests gathered under the sacred oak tree and listened to the sound of the leaves as they shivered in the breeze and glimpsed at the future.ss for its inclusion in the UNESCO world heritage monuments list.

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US Ambassador in Awe of Ancient Greek Theatre of Dodoni – greekreporter

  • The theatre was host to theatrical plays in ancient Greece, and it was most certainly modified by the Romans at a later date to accommodate their gladiatorial games that required a semi-circular orchestra.