A major find in Western Cypress, in an already-looted tomb near the village of Kouklia, in the coastal Paphos area. The area contained several ancient cemeteries that belonged to the town of Palaepaphos, site of a temple to Aphrodite (goddess of beauty and love, believed to have risen from the waves of the nearby sea).
The sarcophagus is 2500 years old, and its ornate illustrations are painted in red, black, and blue on a white background.
Experts believe that some of the illustrations depict scenes from Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. These and other scenes suggest that this was the resting place of a great warrior.
This kind of thing makes my day.
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