Projection of the Documentary “Diolkos” at the Fumi Library in Orvieto

On Thursday, October 27, 2011, from 17.00 to 18.00, at the Sala Eufonica of the Bilbioteca Luigi Fumi in Orvieto, the animation documentary “Diolkos” will be screened, as part of the Biennial of Architectural and Urban Restoration, the history of the ship’s terrestrial transport technology through the Corinthian isthmus, before the creation of the homonymous canal.

Diolkos (in Greek Διολκος) was a road crossing the Corinthian isthmus connecting Corinth and Saronico, allowing ground hauling of ships to avoid the long and dangerous circumnavigation of the Peloponnese. The Diolkos was 6 to 8.5 km long and remained operative from the end of the seventh century B.C. until the first century A.C.. The animation video, narrated by Prof. Ing. Theodosios Tassios, founder of the Hellenic Philosophical Association, is visible below.