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One of three city states on the Greek Island of Rhodes, Kameiros (Κάμειρος) was a city lying on a peninsula on the northwest coast of the island.

During the prehistoric period the area was inhabited by Mycenaean Greeks. The city itself was founded by the Dorians. The temple foundations were begun at least as early as the eighth century BC. The earthquake of 226 BC destroyed the city and the temple. The earthquake of 142 BC destroyed the city for the second time.

The Acropolis was excavated by Alfred Biliotti and Auguste Salzmann between 1852 and 1864. In 1928 the Italian Archaeological School began a systematic excavation of the area together with restoration work which continued until the end of the 2nd World War.

Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese group of islands.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Canon 18-55mm IS


Two RAW images, Tonemapped in Photomatix 4.0.2 then PhotoMerged in Adobe Photoshop CS4.

Related shots can be found at Rhodes, Greece or Eastern Meditteranean.

Featured in : Greece and all things Hellenic : 26 Feb 11

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  • Scottb1977
    Scottb1977almost 4 years ago

    great shot mate. your my new history teacher lol love it

  • Cheers Scott, it is an amazing place ..

    – Tom Gomez

    HELUAalmost 4 years ago

    Great shot!!I was actually there in 1974 and I saw the site from the top of the hill. It´s a fascinating experience to enter the tiny living quarters that people had then!

  • Thank you Helua, it is quite a compact site, but you can certainly feel how ancient it is …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Peter Lusby Taylor
    Peter Lusby Ta...almost 4 years ago

    Tom great shot, Looks pretty ancient to me and a wonderful view.

  • Thank you Peter my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • John44
    John44almost 4 years ago

    There are friends Tom.. asking after I uploaded a photo of Greece ..Is Tom to follow.. and maybe vice versa

    Rhodes? Nope Sir you win I have NEVER been there and alas in my upcoming new cruise in May there is much but not Rhodes!
    So I am very happy to have your FANTASTIC shots!
    You changed some of your skills.. the colors are spot on lately

    10/10 Tom

  • Thank you John my friend, Rhodes is a great island, well worth a visit …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 4 years ago

    great shot

  • Thank you kindly Tina …

    – Tom Gomez

  • photoloi
    photoloialmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you kindly Lori, I am honoured …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Gary Murison
    Gary Murisonalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful panorama Tom. Great work.

  • Cheers Gary …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesalmost 4 years ago

    Fabulous capture Tom, and interesting history

  • Thank you so much Trudi …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownalmost 4 years ago

    Now that we’ve got the foundations sorted out it wont take long before this Mac Donalds is up & running Tom!
    Terrific shot sir :o)

  • Hehe, there are two McDonalds on Rhodes, that is already two too many – cheers mate …

    – Tom Gomez

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