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Delphi Festival 2018 - From the 15th to the 30th of June and 10-12 of August, musical and theatrical events will be presented in selected places of the Municipalities of Delphi and Dorida, highlighting the cultural richness, natural beauty and rich history of the Delphi area.
Ancient historians reported that gases, wafting from the floor of the Adyton in the Temple of Apollo coincided with the Oracles’ extraordinary abilities to see beyond the usual limits of time and space; however, European researchers in the early part of the last century put an end to such nonsense.
Roman emperor Hadrian visited Delphi twice, during his reign. At one of his visits, he was accompanied by his favorite companion, Antinous, who later passed away in a rather tragic way, during a visit at Egypt. Hadrian was so sad by his loss, that he founded worship altars ["Antinoeia"] all over the Roman Empire, to keep Antinous' memory alive.
The excavations at Delphi, known under the name "La Grande Fouille" (the great excavation in french) was of international importance and captured the attention of the public all over the world. An historic report about the excavations is this one of the "Scientific American " of 1909!