The Kronos factory was built in 1923-1926 to produce alcohol products, wine, molasses, and tanning extracts. The parent company had been founded in Piraeus in 1911, but a rise in the demand for alcohol and wine in the 1920s persuaded them to expand their operations in Eleusis.
Ptolemy II Philadelphus was very fond of luxury. During his reign, the court of the Ptolemaic court reached an unparalleled level of splendor. He organized grand processions through the streets of Alexandria with elephants, ostriches, lions, and a rhinoceros in honor of god Dionysus.
The church of Saint Nicholas in Eleusis seems out of place. It is located within the boundaries of the archaeological site, but this is not what is odd about it. Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors
There is a lot of preparatory work required before Mentor can produce its deliverables in the context of Pros-Eleusis. This is a collaborative project, where people with different skills and professional backgrounds must come together to deliver an ecomuseum for Eleusis
There is a subtle (and important) difference between a memory and a remembrance. The former consists of information which originates in personal experiences that we gather and store in our brain. A remembrance, on the other hand, is the selective “downloading” of processed information that already exists in our memory. The collective memory of a […]
Pros-Eleusis envisions to go beyond state of the art ICT solutions both by adopting personalization elements to enhance end-user’s experience and by following a bottom-up approach in the designing and implementation phases
Perched on a promontory overlooking the archaeological site of Eleusis stands a small church dedicated to the Virgin Mary (Panagia in Greek, meaning the All-holy One). It was first mentioned in a letter, written in 1794
Gods do not make mistakes. The plain of Eleusis was a source of wealth for the ancient Athenians. The soil was watered by the Eleusinian Cephissus River and supplied farmers with grain, and animals with fodder. There was ample room for olive trees and vineyards. Fishermen could earn a living from the sea. Demeter knew well what she did, when she selected Triptolemus, the young son of King Celeus, as her emissary. A man who grew in this earthly paradise was the ideal representative of the goddess to teach humanity the art of agriculture.
The beauty of a project such as Pros-Eleusis is the countless stories waiting to be discovered. Archaeological sites, medieval churches, and contemporary buildings have a certain attraction as edifices and sources of historical information.
Pros-Eleusis is an ambitious project. Success depends on the close collaboration between three partners, who will contribute their particular strengths and competencies. The schedule is also fairly tight;
In the beginning was the hill. And the hill rose amidst the ruins of the ancient sanctuary of Demeter. And there was marble and statues lying around, some of it exposed to the elements and some unseen and forgotten.
But what exactly is an ecomuseum? The term was first coined by the French archaeologist and museologist Hugues de Varine, in the early 1970s. Back then, the word could apply to an amateurish museum, a national park or a centre for industrial heritage.
Pros-Eleusis (Personalized RouteS in Eleusis) is an innovative approach to the enrichment of the tourist experience. It consists of two elements; an ecomuseum, and the development of a technological tool that will enable us to offer personalized tours of the host area.