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Chios 2009 Family Reunion
The second Agelasto family reunion was held on Chios 20-26 September 2009.


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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta - 'Palaios Taxiarchis'
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta - "Palaios Taxiarchis"
The Byzantine church referred to as old [archangel] Michael church. While we visited a film crew from Turk Sky TV was taping a program. 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta - 'Palaios Taxiarchis'
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta - "Palaios Taxiarchis"
detail with war damage 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta - 'Palaios Taxiarchis'
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta - "Palaios Taxiarchis"
detail. Rumor says that the eyes of the icons were gourged out by Muslim invaders 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta - 'Palaios Taxiarchis'
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta - "Palaios Taxiarchis"
detail - its height prevented destruction 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta
dinner at Mesaionas Restaurant 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta
dinner at Mesaionas Restaurant 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta
dinner at Mesaionas Restaurant 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta - 'Palaios Taxiarchis'
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta - "Palaios Taxiarchis"
a non-imposing exterior 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta Old Michael Church
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta Old Michael Church
exterior detail 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Kampos
4th day, Chios family reunion: Kampos
sun drying tomatoes 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
The entrance to the Chios Fortress is literally a hole in the wall. 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
Exterior parking prevents interior congestion 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
entrance through the tunnel 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
The museum was not open 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
We walked around the residential areas of the Fortress 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
Negreponte Street 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
Street sign: Negreponti Street 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
Many structures are abandoned and in ruins; others are lived in. 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
View from the Fortress down to the harbor 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
marking the spot where, on 23 April 1822, Chiot hostages were hanged by the Turks 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Memorial to the Hanged
4th day, Chios family reunion: Memorial to the Hanged
Between the Fortress and downtown, near at Vounaki Square, is the Memorial to the Patriots hanged by the Turks on 23 April 1822 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Memorial to the Hanged
4th day, Chios family reunion: Memorial to the Hanged
 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Memorial to the Hanged
4th day, Chios family reunion: Memorial to the Hanged
 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Memorial to the Hanged
4th day, Chios family reunion: Memorial to the Hanged
Memorial obelisk 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Memorial to the Hanged
4th day, Chios family reunion: Memorial to the Hanged
Memorial plaque 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Memorial to the Hanged
4th day, Chios family reunion: Memorial to the Hanged
Memorial obelisk - detail side 1 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Memorial to the Hanged
4th day, Chios family reunion: Memorial to the Hanged
Memorial obelisk - detail side 2 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Memorial to the Hanged
4th day, Chios family reunion: Memorial to the Hanged
Memorial obelisk - detail side 3 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Memorial to the Hanged
4th day, Chios family reunion: Memorial to the Hanged
Memorial obelisk - detail side 4 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Visit to Chios town
4th day, Chios family reunion: Visit to Chios town
Siege of the Agelastos 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Town
4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Town
Agelasto Street, obscured by other signs of intelligence 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Town
4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Town
still obscured 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Town
4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Town
unobscured 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Korais Library gathering
4th day, Chios family reunion: Korais Library gathering
The common thread that ran through the three hour event was the Diaspora 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Korais Library gathering
4th day, Chios family reunion: Korais Library gathering
George Agelastos, convenor, opens the meeting 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Korais Library gathering
4th day, Chios family reunion: Korais Library gathering
About 25 Chiots attended, in addition to our group 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Korais Library gathering
4th day, Chios family reunion: Korais Library gathering
Pavlos Kalogerakis, mathematician, director of the Secondary Education Board of Chios, president of the Administration Board of Korais Library. As our host at the Library reunion, he officially welcomed us.

 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Korais Library gathering
4th day, Chios family reunion: Korais Library gathering
Ms Isabella Bournia, academic on International Relations and politician, president of the "Union of emigrant Chiots" and party leader of "Chios-New Age-New Force" in the local parliament. Author of the article "Chiots of the Diaspora as Benefactors of the Greek Nation: The Ralli, Rodocanachi and Scaramanga Families," Aulaia, n 6, March 2009 (special issue dedicated to Chios). 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Korais Library gathering
4th day, Chios family reunion: Korais Library gathering
Lambros Filippidis, the current owner of an Agelasto property that includes The Holy Church of Aghios Trifonas of Agelasto, welcomed the returning Agelastos 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Korais Library gathering
4th day, Chios family reunion: Korais Library gathering
Ioannis Kolakis, a historian associated with the Library, presented slides from a recent trip to Constantinople/Istanbul, where he had visited some of our ancestorís graves in Sisli Cemetery and The Holy Church of St John of the Chiots
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Korais Library gathering
4th day, Chios family reunion: Korais Library gathering
Demetrios Melachrinoudis, author Notices on the Hygiene Services of Chios in the Second Half of the 19th Century, a collection of articles from newspapers such as Amalthia of Smyrna and Neologos of Constantinople. 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Korais Library gathering
4th day, Chios family reunion: Korais Library gathering
Dr Anastasios Tripolitis, vascular surgeon, editor of the book Contribution to the Knowledge of the Island of Chios and its History by Dr Ernst Friedrich Poppo, Frankfurt 1822 (Greek translation from the German original). 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Korais Library gathering
4th day, Chios family reunion: Korais Library gathering
Parker Agelasto gave a PowerPoint presentation that laid out his line: from Chios to Norfolk Virginia USA, via Syros, Bombay, New York, New Orleans and Memphis 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Korais Library gathering
4th day, Chios family reunion: Korais Library gathering
Tony Ralli explained some of the Rallis ended up in Australia, via England 
 

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