Sites & cities that bear the name of Idalium


Today in : Cyprus
First trace of activity : ca. 20th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 1st century C.E
Recorded names : Ed-di-al, Idalion, Ιδάλιον, אדיל

Description : Idalion or Idalium (Greek: Ιδάλιον, Idalion) was an ancient city in Cyprus, in modern Dali, Nicosia District. The city was founded on the copper trade in the 3rd millennium BC. Its name in the 8th century BC was "Ed-di-al" as it appears on the Sargon Stele of 707 BC, and a little later on the nl:Prism of Esarhaddon. Recent excavations have uncovered major buildings on the site which are open to visitors. A new museum is also near to the site.

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