Amathus

Amathus or Amathous (Ancient Greek: Ἀμαθοῦς) was an ancient city and one of the ancient royal cities of Cyprus until about 300 BC. Some of its impressive remains can be seen today on the southern coast in front of Agios Tychonas, about 24 miles (39 km) west of Larnaca and 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Limassol. Its ancient cult sanctuary of Aphrodite was the second most important in Cyprus, her homeland, after Paphos.[1][2]

Amathus, Amathous
5th century BC Amathus sarcophagus found in Amathus integrates Greek, Eteocypriot and Oriental features
Shown within Cyprus
LocationCyprus
RegionLimassol District
Coordinates34°42′45″N 33°08′30″E
Site notes
ManagementCyprus Department of Antiquities
Public accessyes

Archaeological work has recently been continued at the site and many finds are exhibited in the Limassol Museum.


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