Sites & cities that bear the name of Amathus


Today in : Cyprus
First trace of activity : ca. 12th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 12th century C.E
Recorded names : Amathous, Ἀμαθοῦς, Kartihadasti, Amathonte

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

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