Idalium

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Idalium

(īdā`lēəm), ancient town in Cyprus. It had a well-known temple of Aphrodite. An inscription in Phoenician and Cypriote, found on a temple site at Idalium, gave the key to the Cypriote language. Idalium is near the modern village of Dhali.
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The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, announces the opening of the Archaeological Site of Idalion, which will take place on Tuesday, 3 October 2017, at 18:30, at the Local Archaeological Museum of Ancient Idalion.
Then there was ancient Idalion, an archaeological site described with great brio by Pamela Gaber, then her cosy, burrow-like house in the village of Alambra -- an old stone house with a run-amuck fig tree outside -- where we decamped for the actual interview.
The importance of the economic records found in a Phoenician administrative building at Idalion, mostly still unpublished, must be stressed because they constitute a unique Phoenician administrative archive.
La magnificencia de las falsificaciones fenicias resultan sorprendentes; el famoso Cuenco de Idalion, en Chipre, da buena cuenta de ello.
The visitor cannot help but stand in awe before the wonderfully detailed votive statues excavated at ancient Idalion, dating from 700 to 100 B.
The Implications of a Pylos Tablet and the Idalion Bronze for Homer.
Maria Hadjicosti said the discovery this year of the two building complexes in the ancient kingdom of Idalion, some 16 kilometers south of the capital Nicosia, offers more proof of the site's significance.
Webb also notes the occurrence of a krater among a group of libation vessels on an Aegeanizing cylinder from Idalion.
By contrast, inland rural sanctuary sites, such as Arsos, Golgoi, Idalion, Phasoula and Voni--sanctuaries in which there were age-old traditions of setting up literally hundreds of limestone sculptures interpreted as votaries from the Archaic into the Hellenistic/Roman periods - are devoid of marble sculpture.
In this article, the Department of Antiquities is openly accused of general indifference and lack of interest to preserve the archaeological viability of the area of ancient Idalion.
The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Communications and Works, announces the completion of the 2013 excavation season at the site of the Lower City of ancient Idalion, conducted by the Lycoming College, under the direction of Dr Pamela Caber.
From the fifth century we can follow the city's fortunes more clearly, and in the fourth the volume rightly includes testimonia and inscriptions, several of them bilinguals in Phoenician and Cypriot-Greek syllabic script, from Idalion, which was then its dependency; one of the volume's strengths is its careful consideration of Kition's territorial boundaries at different times (though why Kittim because the Hebrew designation for all Westerners, when it was so heavily Phoenician, remains obscure).