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Ancient Idalion archaeological site Ancient Idalion archaeological site

Ancient Idalion Archaeological Site Opens

Cyprus Department of Antiquities and Cyprus Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works have announced the opening of the archaeological site of Idalion, which will be held on October 03.

Taking place at the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Idalion, the opening ceremony will be inaugurated by Nicos Anastasiades, president, Cyprus.

Representing part of the ancient city-kingdom that functioned during the Cypro-archaic and Cypro-classical period, the site is impressively well-preserved and also includes a wide array of features such as an unusually large olive press installation and storage rooms with large pithoi.

In addition, more than 800 inscriptions were recovered from the palace representing the largest corpus of inscriptions dating to the era of the city-kingdoms ever found in the island.