Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The temple of Aphrodite at ancient Kition

The temple of Aphrodite, the large wall in the foreground is claimed by the site to originate in the 12th century BC, something I find very very improbable.

Very few sites disappoint me, this was however one of them. It's very difficult to understand what anything once looked like, not to mention the very strange info sign.

Anyway, The Great Cypriot Goddess (later Aphrodite) is claimed to have been worshipped at this site from the 13th century BC while the Phoenicians associated her with Astarte during 9th century BC and onwards. It seems as if everything went well on the site until the 4th century when the city kingdoms on the island was dissolved and the area lost it's religious character.

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