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This is a part of Argo. It was built as close as possible to the original plans. It was planned to make the trip that Jason and the Argonauts did thousands years ago. Due to a bad plan it only managed to cross a part of the Aegean and return. Last week they dragged it out of the sea but they have not made a place to store it so that people will be able to visit. So they left it to a place surrounded just with a fence. I asked the security guard to take a couple of pictures. He told me "Shoot as much as you like, it is going to stay there for a long long time anyway". So little for a big dream.
some info by wikipedia about Argo
In Greek mythology, the Argo (Ἀργώ) was the ship on which Jason and the Argonauts sailed from Iolcus to retrieve the Golden Fleece. The Argo was built by the shipwright Argus, and its crew were specially protected by the goddess Hera. The best source for the myth is the Argonautica by Apollonius Rhodius.

According to a variety of sources of the legend, the Argo was said to have been planned or constructed with the help of Athena. According to other legends it contained in its prow a magical piece of timber from the sacred forest of Dodona, which could speak and render prophecies. After the successful journey, the Argo was consecrated to Poseidon in the Isthmus of Corinth. It was then translated into the sky and turned into the constellation of Argo Navis.[1]

Several authors of antiquity (Apollonius Rhodius, Pliny,[2] Philostephanus) discussed the hypothetical shape of the ship. Generally it was imagined like a Greek warship, a galley, and authors hypothesized that it was the first ship of this type that had gone out on a high-sea voyage

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