Monday, October 19, 2015

Ancient tombs in Cyprus reveal stunning treasures

Three underground tombs, along with a wealth of ancient artifacts, have been discovered near the city of Soli in Cyprus. Dating back 2,400 years, two of the vaults contain human remains, luxury drinking vessels, a gold wreath, weapons and jewellery.

The wealth of objects within the tombs could reveal new insights into ancient trade routes between Cyprus and the rest of Europe, researchers claim.

Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, standing alongside her son Eros.

The tomb is located near the ancient city of Soloi in north coast of Cyprus. The city was established in the beginning of the sixth century BC
Soloi played a key role in the island revolt against the Persians. It was eventually destroyed by Arab invasions in the 7th century.
Written sources suggest the the city was supplying Athens with timber and copper in return for luxurious metal vessels. This trade model was also seen between Athens, Macedonia, and Thracia.

Swan mosaic discovered in the ancient city of Soli.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3276634/Ancient-tombs-Cyprus-reveal-stunning-treasures-Luxury-items-shed-light-trade-routes-Europe-2-400-years-ago.html


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