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Cristian Violatti
by Antonius Proximo
published on 02 January 2015

Drinking Cup known as the Nestor's Cup found in the ancient Greek site of Pithekoussai on the island of Ischia in Italy, dated to c. 740 BCE. The cup has letters that are considered one of the oldest known examples of the use of the Greek alphabet. Today the cup is kept in the Villa Arbusto museum in the village of Lacco Ameno (Ischia, Italy).

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