Greece: see SífnosSífnos
or Siphnos
, island, c.32 sq mi (83 sq km), SE Greece, in the Aegean Sea; one of the Cyclades. It is a resort area and produces olive oil. In ancient times it had gold and silver mines.
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When on Siphnos the town hall turns white And so do the brows of the square, then the wise man must beware The ambush of wood and the red messenger.
A Young girl says that Siphnos is closer to the sun than anywhere else on Earth.
Any website's description of Siphnos will likely use the phrase "the light of Apollo" to describe the sunlight that bathes the island.
Perhaps the misfortune of the flood or the pirates resulted from what Siphnos couldn't ward away.
amore modern Siphnos successfully thwarted a pirate invasion.
Superbly illustrated with monochrome photographs and line drawings, this collection of nine papers presents findings from a range of projects, including new and unpublished Linear A and Linear B inscriptions from Khania, a study of spatial arrangements and households on Andros and Siphnos, first news from field work in Kalydon, the first six years of work on the Zea Harbor Project, three towers in the Pirean puzzle, the Zea shipsheds as revealed in tile deposits, a fresh approach to the Parthenon Frieze, the cult and politics of the Knidian Aphrodite, and the notion of landscape in antiquity as a functional or aesthetic category.
This changed in the early 1980s with the Heidelberg/Oxford work, initiated by Gentner and Wagner, on Siphnos and Thasos and continued at the Early Bronze Age copper smelting sites of Skouries and Chrysokamino, as well as at other copper smelting sites and copper ore sources.
The next step in Pemex's expansion program for hydrocarbon production in the Northern Region was taken yesterday with the award of a production platform to a consortium composed of the Norwegian Stolt Offshore and Siphnos, a Mexican project management firm.
Stolt and Siphnos won the bidding over Shaw Mexican Holdings and 3 others.
Kea, together with Kithnos, Seriphos, Siphnos, Paros, Naxos and Amorgos, is part of the central Cyclades.