National Geographic : 1940 Mar
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome by B.Anthony Stewart GRAY DAWN SHROUDS PSATHOPYRGOS, AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE HISTORIC GULF OF CORINTH Here passed athletes and poets bound for the ancient Pythian Games at Delphi, which surpassed those ofOlympia. Here companies ofbeautiful maidens were shipped to Aphrodite's temple at Corinth. Here went Corinthian galleys to colonize Corfu. Here came the Romans todestroy the city ofthe Corinthians, to rob its graves and carry Grecian art to Italy. . Here St. Paul traveled on his missionaryjourneys. After the cutting ofthe canal, now temporarily closed by a landslide, ships passed this way from Istanbul and Rhodes to Brindisi and Naples.