Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Important finds in latest dig at ancient Idalion

EXCAVATIONS at ancient Idalion continue to uncover significant finds, the latest being a major Hellenistic and Roman Bath Complex beside the Lymbia Road.

The Antiquities Department yesterday described the bath complex as “extraordinary “in that it was constructed during the Hellenistic Period, probably in the 3rd century BC, and continued in use into the Roman Period, and certainly into the 1st century AD.

A pipe trench was found in which numerous fragments of terracotta pipes were excavated. The large basin had three complete layers of hydraulic cement each laid at a different period.  In the trench where the terracotta pipes that carried water to the installations, and in neighbouring trenches, many fragments of limestone sculpture and terracotta figurines were found.

More at Cyprus Mail

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