Measurements Integrated Database Service (Long-Term)
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About King Midas
Frygia circa 700 B.C: King Midas, a Macedonian descent, is famous for his wealth. Whatever he touches turns into gold.
A personal favour granted by Dionysus, the God of Wine himself.
In the beginning everything is turning out nicely. Roses, stones, tables ‐ all become gold! By noon time however, things begin to change. Bread, meat, cheese ‐ again all gold! At that time the King realises his foolishness and starts regretting about it. At the end of the day, his own daughter turns into a golden statue when she tries to comfort her father hugging him.
An outraged and sad Midas asks for a reverse of the favour. Dionysus feels pity on him.
Midas must go and wash his hands in the Pactolus river. As soon as he does it, his golden touch is lost and the river starts bringing down gold, something that still exists nowadays.
Original text: C. Kallintzi. Translated by O. Freiberg.
MidasLT was created using the following libraries:
CakePHP is an open-source web framework. It follows the model–view–controller (MVC)
approach and is written in PHP, modeled after the concepts of Ruby on Rails, and distributed under
the MIT License.
Official web site : cakephp.org
sunlight phases (times for sunrise, sunset, dusk, etc.),
moon position and lunar phase for the given location and time,
created by Vladimir Agafonkin (@mourner)
as a part of the SunCalc.net project.
Github Download link : here
Official web site : dygraphs.com