Heroon 1940 Konitsa

Title

Heroon 1940 Konitsa

Description

At the top of the pass heading into the Pindus Mountains going north from Konitsa, an enclosure with a cenotaph of the men fallen in 1940 is marked by a toppled metal sign stating Heroon 1940. The cenotaph is approach through an arched gateway. There is a votive niche to the left of this gateway. A series of stone-built steps leads to the top of a mound. The flattened mound is approached through another gateway and is crowned by a rectangular cenotaph outlined with marble slabs. The cenotaph bears a set-in marble cross, and is topped with a marble marker, also carrying a cross. Memorial laurel wreaths remain. The memorial overlooks the Aoos River Valley.
ΚΕΝΟΤΑΦΕΙΟ\ΠΕΣΟΝΤΩΝ\1940 ; Cenotaph of the men having fallen in 1940.

Date

1940 (Date of Event); unknown (Date of Construction)

Rights

Images provided for non-commercial research and reference use only. No permission is required from the rights-holder(s) for educational uses. For other uses, you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s). Should you have use questions or any legal concerns about this image or collection, please contact: askref@hollins.edu.

Format

marble (rock)
stone-built

Identifier

epirus_heroon_1940_konista

Coverage

Kónitsa, Ioánnina, Epirus, Greece
40.04861
20.756666

Citation

“Heroon 1940 Konitsa,” Hollins University Library Digital Exhibits, accessed August 19, 2019, https://digitalexhibits.hollins.edu/items/show/19.

Output Formats