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Limnian stone structure
The brilliant stone built wells of Poliohny's,
they testify the ancient deposits of art of lapidaries in Limnos.
In the newer years, the impressive blossoming of the stone structure,
serves the needs of decoration of the houses of the rich and the public buildings
and especially the schools of the 19th century but also monuments, of the heroes
and the churches. Almost in each settlement, the visitor will meet samples of
work of local anonymous craftsmen in the transoms and in the balconies of houses,
in the facade of the school buildings, in the stone belfries but also in the monuments
usually in the squares of villages or in the two allied cemeteries (Moudrou
Impressively are also, the scattered, mainly in the abandoned houses and in the
"stone yards" handy stone implements or objects as, hand mills for the grinding
of the cereals, stone water tanks for the watering of the animals as well as the
innumerable wells in the countryside and the springs almost in each settlement.
The springs also constitute, an important element of the local culture
and their usual monumental character, symbolizes the exceptional importance of
the running water in an arid place.
Traditionally limnian wine-pressers (stone pots sculpted in soft rock)
in big clumps, we meet mainly in the villages Repanidi,
They were usually bevelled in Community spaces (specifically in Varos there are
many private ones) near the villages and it appears that their use was common
to all residents. Their capacity is between 1,5 and 2 tones and was used mainly
for the stepping of the grapes but also for the keeping of cereals in times of
This text is cited March 2004 from the Municipality of Moudros URL below, which contains images.
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