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History => Ancient and Medieval History => Topic started by: Dangun on December 27, 2018, 07:25:01 PM

Title: Pyramid (?) at Kourion, Cyprus
Post by: Dangun on December 27, 2018, 07:25:01 PM
Just wondering... but has anyone seen something interesting written about the pyramid-looking structure (or its base anyway) at Kourion in Cyprus?
My usual googling and database searches didn't turn up anything.
Title: Re: Pyramid (?) at Kourion, Cyprus
Post by: Patrick Waterson on December 28, 2018, 10:10:09 AM
Nothing interesting, unfortunately,  just the Wikipedia reference (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kourion#Late_Cypro-Classical_and_Hellenistic_Remains):

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The earliest structural remains yet excavated on the acropolis were uncovered at the northwestern end of the excavations directed by D. Christou in the civic center. These Late Cypro-Classical (350–325 BCE) remains consist of an ashlar pyramidal structure, perhaps a fortified glacis. Further fortifications dating to the Cypro-Classical have been uncovered along the northern extent of the acropolis area.
Title: Re: Pyramid (?) at Kourion, Cyprus
Post by: Dangun on December 28, 2018, 02:00:33 PM
Thank you.
At least it gives me something more to google.
Title: Re: Pyramid (?) at Kourion, Cyprus
Post by: Patrick Waterson on December 28, 2018, 07:04:24 PM
Good hunting; if you find anything, please feel free to share.

The British Museum appears to be interested in Kourion (https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/publications/online_research_catalogues/ancient_cyprus_british_museum/kourion/history_of_excavations/modern_excavations_in_kourion.aspx), albeit mainly in the Bronze Age.  It might be worth contacting (https://www.britishmuseum.org/about_us/contact.aspx) them if all else fails to see if they have any leads.