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A Guide to Kourion

Located at the Episkopi bay on the south-eastern part of the island, Kourion is ranked among the most significant archaeological sites in Cyprus. The Guide to Kourion includes a concise history of the settlement from the Neolithic period to the sixteenth century, an account of the excavations conducted on the site (from 1873 onwards) and a detailed description of the remains. Kourion is one of the sites where the Achaeans settled in the thirteenth century BC, and where subsequently one of the Cypriot city-kingdoms flourished until their dissolution by Ptolemy I (312 – 310 BC). The site retained its importance under the Ptolemies and the Romans; its major monuments date from the Hellenistic, Roman and Early Christian periods (aqueduct, Nymphaeum, agora, theatre, stadium, the building of the Achilles mosaic, the house of the Gladiators, the Early Christian basilica, the house of Eustolios etc). 

Texts by: The Department of Antiquities of Cyprus
Category: Guides to Archaeological Sites and Monuments
Illustrations by: The Department of Antiquities of Cyprus
Series editor: Μ. Iacovou
1987 / 17 × 21 cm / 52pp. / 39 colour and b&w illustrations / paperbound

ISBN: 978-9963-42-006-3 (English) 9963-42-005-2 (Greek) 9963-42-007-9 (French) 9963-42-008-7 (German)