Stadium of Kourion, Cyprus

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Carole Raddato
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published on 16 March 2019
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The stadium of Kourion is located between the archaeological site of Kourion and the Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates in Cyprus. It was constructed during the reign of Emperor Antoninus Pius in the 2nd century CE and was used for the sports of the Hellenic pentathlon like running, jumping, wrestling and throwing the discus or javelin. With seven rows of seats, the stadium of Kourion could accommodate around 6000 spectators.

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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). Stadium of Kourion, Cyprus. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10227/stadium-of-kourion-cyprus/

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Raddato, Carole. "Stadium of Kourion, Cyprus." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 16, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10227/stadium-of-kourion-cyprus/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Stadium of Kourion, Cyprus." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 16 Mar 2019. Web. 06 Dec 2021.

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