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Ancient theater of Aegira, Greece

Settled in the 3rd millennium BCE, Aegira – or Egira – once was a prosperous and important city of ancient Greece.

The ancient theater of Egira, Greece, and the Milky way, in a summer night.  Photo by Nikolaos Pantazis.

The theater of Aegira, Greece, and the Milky way, in a summer night. Photo by Nikolaos Pantazis.

Nikolaos Pantazis posted this photo to EarthSky Facebook this week. It’s a stunning view of the ancient theater of Aegira (or Egira) in Greece, under the starlit trail of the summer Milky Way.

This area of western Greece was settled in the 3rd millennium BCE. It’s the site of some fascinating archeological finds, including the head, left arm and right finger of an ancient statue of Zeus, a small temple, this ancient theater and other structures.

Thank you, Nikolaos!

Read more about Aegira from Greek Travel Pages.

Deborah Byrd

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