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The #Olympic torch is lit by an actress dressed as the High Priestess using a parabolic mirror to reflect the rays of the sun. The ceremony organised by the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) to light the Olympic Flame was held today inside the Temple of Hera at the historic ruins of the home of the ancient Olympic Games. #Greece

The High Priestess of Vesta, guard of the sacred fire, is relaying the Olympic Flame at the ruins of the historic Temple Of Hera in Ancient Olympia, Greece.

Domna Samiou was a prominent Greek researcher and performer of Greek…

Greek actress Ino Menegaki, playing the role of High Priestess, holds up the cauldron with the Olympic flame during the torch lighting ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece on May 10. (John Kolesidis/Reuters)

Olympics 2012: Carrying the flame

Greek actress Ino Menegaki, playing the role of High Priestess, holds up the cauldron with the Olympic flame during the torch lighting ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece on May (John Kolesidis/Reuters)

Cretan girl clutches a dove of peace, 1943.

Cretan girl clutches a dove of peace,

High priestess Ino Menegaki lights the #Olympic flame at the Temple of Hera during the lighting #ceremony

In pictures: Olympic flame is lit

Ino Menegaki, acting as high priestess, lights the Olympic Flame using a parabolic mirror to focus sunlight on a torch during the lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia, on May

Collection of interesting pictures I found over the years, Part 19: People III (look at my posts for the other parts)

Collection of interesting pictures I found over the years, Part 19: People III (look at my posts for the other parts)

Collection of interesting pictures I found over the years, Part People III (look at my posts for the other parts)

Performers dressed as ancient greek statues/Opening Ceremony  Athens Olympic Games 2004

Performers dressed as ancient greek statues/Opening Ceremony Athens Olympic Games 2004

Συγκλονιστικές φωτογραφίες της Κατοχής και της Αντίστασης από τον φακό του Σπύρου Μελετζή – ΤΡΙΚΚΗPress

Συγκλονιστικές φωτογραφίες της Κατοχής και της Αντίστασης από τον φακό του Σπύρου Μελετζή – ΤΡΙΚΚΗPress

Greece Costume of Macedonia from The Lyceum Club of Greek Women | eBay

Greece costume of macedonia from the lyceum club of greek women

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