Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Modern Greek explorers- Έλληνες εξερευνητές

Demas Range (75°0′S 133°45′W) is a range about 8 nautical miles (15 km) long that forms the lower east margin of the Berry Glacier in Marie Byrd land. The range trends north-south culminating in Mount Goorhigian (1,115 m). Discovered by theUnited States Antarctic service (USAS), 1939–41, led by Admiral R.E Byrd. Named by Advisory commitee of Antrctic names (US-ACAN) for E.J. "Pete" Demas(Πέτρος Δήμας), a member of the Byrd Antarctic expeditions of 1928-30 and 1933-35.

Pete Demas on the left
Ο Επαμεινώνδας Δημόπουλος ήταν Έλληνας εξερευνητής.
Ήταν γνωστός με το όνομα E. J. Demas',και πήρε μέρος στις εξερευνητικές αποστολές του Ναυάρχου Bird στο Νότιο και Βόρειο Πόλο. Προς τιμή του μια Ελληνική Σημαία πέταξε πάνω από το Νότιο Πόλο και μια οροσειρά ονομάζεται Demas Range.
Στο Ναυτικό Μουσείο της Ελλάδας βρίσκονται και τα ενθύμια του

Panayotis Potagos (1839-1903) was a Greek physician and explorer from Arcadian Vytina. Potagos began his travels in 1867, visiting Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Gobi desert , and India. He arrived in Egypt in 1876, ascending the Nile river to southern Sudan and then crossed into the Congo river basin through what is now the Central African Republic and finally reached the Uele river in 1877. He was the first to reach Mbomu and Uele rivers from the north. He published an account of his travels, which was translated in French

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