Gefiri tis Artas, Arta, Greece – Heroes Of Adventure

Gefiri tis Artas, Arta, Greece

The Bridge of Arta is a stone bridge that crosses the Arachthos river in the west of the city of Arta. It has been rebuilt many times over the centuries, starting with Roman or perhaps older foundations; the current bridge is 17th-century Ottoman construction.

According to the folk ballad of the acritic songs family, 45 masons and 60 apprentices, under the leadership of the Head Builder, were building a bridge, but its foundations would collapse each night. Finally a bird with a human voice informed the Head Builder that, in order for the bridge to remain standing, he should sacrifice his wife. As she is being buried alive in the foundations of the construction

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