Phrixus on the golden ram, flying high over the sea, the twins Phirixus and Helle were mesmerized by their view of the sparking waters far below as they reflected the sun and the fleece of their golden ram. A sudden gust of wind blew Helle off balance and although she grabbed for the ram's wool, it slipped from her fingers and she fell into the sea. Phrixus wasn't fast enough to save her and his tears dropped like rain over what would later be called the Hellespont, after the drowned…

Phrixos and Helle Helle (Greek: Ἕλλη) (sometimes also called Athamantis) was a character in Greek mythology who figured prominently in the story of Jason and the Argonauts.

Article from Bill Coles about the Hellespont 2013 swim.

How to Swim the Hellespont - The Ten Do's And Don'ts

Article from Bill Coles about the Hellespont 2013 swim.

Troy, Hellespont, Turkey

Lesson 25 Replica of the Trojan Horse, archeological site of ancient Troy, near Çanakkale, Marmara, Turkey

Dardanelles (Hellespont) & Gallipoli from Space, Turkey

Day Excursion Istanbul to Gallipoli

Dardanelles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe Dardanelles (pron.: /dɑrdəˈnɛlz/; Turkish: Çanakkale Boğazı, Greek: Δαρδανέλλια, Dardanellia), formerly known as Hellespont (pron.: /ˈhɛlɨspɒnt/; Greek: Ἑλλήσποντος, Hellespontos, literally "Sea of Helle"), is a narrow strait in northwestern Turkey connecting the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara. It is one of the Turkish Straits, along with its counterpart, the Bosphorus. It is located at approximately

The Dardanelles, a long narrow strait dividing the Balkans (Europe) along the Gallipoli peninsula from Asia Minor

Bosporus from space (pink areas are Istanbul (Constantinople)) - look how narrow the gap is - as narrow as 1500 feet in places - Darius I invaded Europe over a pontoon bridge over this strait - Xerxes used the wider (and calmer) Hellespont to the south

Istanbul, Turkey: The Crossroads of Europe and Asia. Sea of Marmara at the bottom, Bosphorus Strait, going to Black Sea at the top. We took a boat trip up the Bosphorus. The best part was seeing the beautiful giant (wooden?) villas on the European side.

K.A.Wilke, 'Die Wacht am Hellespont', in 'Die Muskete' (Oostenrijk, 29 april 1915) Onderschrift luidt: "Nun, ist euch die Lust schon vergangen?!" Vertaling: 'Nu, hebben jullie ook geen zin meer?!'

K.A.Wilke, 'Die Wacht am Hellespont', in 'Die Muskete' (Oostenrijk, 29 april 1915) Onderschrift luidt: "Nun, ist euch die Lust schon vergangen?!" Vertaling: 'Nu, hebben jullie ook geen zin meer?!'

Complete the Byron Hellespont Bicentenary Swim.

Complete the Byron Hellespont Bicentenary Swim.

Troy

Hellespont 2012

Hellespont 2012

May 3,   1810: LORD BYRON SWIMS THE HELLESPONT  -    George Gordon, Lord Byron, swims across the Hellespont, a tumultuous strait in Turkey now called the Dardanelles.

Today in History - May 3

Across the Hellespont: A Literary Guide to Turkey

Across the Hellespont: A Literary Guide to Turkey (Tauris Parke Paperbacks)

The Bosphorus has changed its color to Turquoise because of some Algae. Here's the current look in HDR. [2490x1867]

The Bosphorus has changed its color to Turquoise because of some Algae. Here's the current look in HDR.

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