Palaepaphos, Sanctuary of Aphrodite in Cyprus

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Carole Raddato
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The Sanctuary of Aphrodite (Palaepaphos) is located in the village of Kouklia in Cyprus. Palaepaphos was one of the most important religious centres of the ancient Greek world, established in the 12th century BCE. Already famous in the time of Homer who referred to the Goddess as Kipris (the “Cyprian”), the sanctuary remained the renowned cult place of Aphrodite until the 4th century CE.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2019, March 16). Palaepaphos, Sanctuary of Aphrodite in Cyprus. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10224/palaepaphos-sanctuary-of-aphrodite-in-cyprus/

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Raddato, Carole. "Palaepaphos, Sanctuary of Aphrodite in Cyprus." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 16, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10224/palaepaphos-sanctuary-of-aphrodite-in-cyprus/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Palaepaphos, Sanctuary of Aphrodite in Cyprus." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 16 Mar 2019. Web. 22 Jul 2024.

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