This image showes that there is a very long winemaking tradition on Mount Athos.
A 3,000-year-old sundial. A meter-long iron rod was found alongside to demonstrate the principle (central hole not visible in photo), but the original hour markings, if any, are not legible, except for an apparent at five o’clock, which may have been a later Roman (?) addition.
This is what Georg Simms says in his reaction on our first photos in post 1051.
On my first visit to Great Lavra, I took a walk with a non-Orthodox German man, who had visited Athos more than a dozen times. He went to bring me to the isolated stone cottage, where an old Greek man lived – a friend of his. That’s where these petroglyphs are, near his cottage. You missed the best one. In the back garden of the cottage is a wine-stomping press carved out of the stone. He explained that all these features were created by the primitive agrarian society that lived on that peninsula 3,000 years ago.
Quit interesting stuff. I wonder if Greek archeologists ever investigated or visited this site, and secondly where exactly this isolated stone cattage/kellion lies?
(for more look here, thanks Karl 18/2/14)
hv + wv