Acropolis of Amathous, Cyprus

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Carole Raddato
published on 17 March 2019
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The Acropolis of Amathous (Cyprus) with the Temple of Aphrodite dating to the 1st century BCE. The Temple was built over the ruins of a former temple from the Hellenistic era and occupied a large part of the Acropolis. The monumental vase (copy) was used as a water container for religious rituals.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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