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Ancient Cyprus
Definition by Antonios Loizides

Ancient Cyprus

Cyprus is a large island located in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, east of Greece, south of Asia Minor, west of the Levant, and north of Egypt. The naming of the island is a matter of dispute amongst historians. One theory suggests that...
Ancient Cyprus: A Travel Guide
Article by Carole Raddato

Ancient Cyprus: A Travel Guide

Lying at the crossroads of the eastern Mediterranean, the island of Cyprus has long been a meeting point for many of the world's great civilizations. Situated where Europe, Asia and Africa meet, its location shaped its history of bringing...
Statuette from Ancient Cyprus
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Statuette from Ancient Cyprus

This terracotta statuette of a mother holding a child on her chest possibly came from Larnaca, Cyprus. Cypro-Classical, 400-310 BCE. On loan from The Cyprus Museum. (National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology, Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Silver Spoons from the Cyprus Treasure
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Silver Spoons from the Cyprus Treasure

Each spoon in this matching set has a pear-shaped bowl attached by a small disc to an ornate handle. The bowls are decorated with different leaping animals, including a ram, panther, lion, lioness, stag, bear, boar, bull, hare, horse, and...
The Delian League, Part 2: From Eurymedon to the Thirty Years Peace (465/4-445/4 BCE)
Article by Christopher Planeaux

The Delian League, Part 2: From Eurymedon to the Thirty Years Peace (465/4-445/4 BCE)

This text is part of an article series on the Delian League. The second phase of the Delian League's operations begins with the Hellenic victory over Mede forces at Eurymedon and ends with the Thirty Years Peace between Athens and...
Cyprus Museum, Nicosia
Image by Carole Raddato

Cyprus Museum, Nicosia

The Neo-Classical fa├žade of the Cyprus Museum in Nicosia.
Bowl from the Cyprus Treasure
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Bowl from the Cyprus Treasure

This vessel, decorated with Christian imagery may have been used in religious ceremonies. The figure depicted may be the Christian martyr Saint Sergius, a high-ranking soldier who was tortured and executed during the prosecutions of Emperor...
Naked Goddess from Ancient Cyprus
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Naked Goddess from Ancient Cyprus

This terracotta figure of a naked goddess probably came from Tamassos, Cyprus. Cypro-Archaic, 600-480 BCE. (National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology, Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Gladiator Mosaic from Kourion, Cyprus
Image by Carole Raddato

Gladiator Mosaic from Kourion, Cyprus

Mosaic depicting two gladiators in combat. Their names in Greek are listed above them: Margarites (left) and Hellenikos (right), late-3rd century CE. House of the Gladiators in Kourion, Cyprus.
Hall of the Sculptures, Cyprus Museum
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Hall of the Sculptures, Cyprus Museum

Hall of the sculptures, Cyprus Museum, Nicosia.
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