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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Paphos,Cyprus.


This heritage site is  situated in the District of Paphos in western Cyprus.It  is a serial archaeological property consisting of three components at two sites: the town of Kato Paphos (Site I), and the village of Kouklia (Site II). Kato Paphos includes the remains of ancient Nea Paphos (Aphrodite’s Sacred City) and of the Kato Paphos necropolis known as Tafoi ton Vasileon (“Tombs of the Kings”), further to the north. The village of Kouklia includes the remains of the Temple of Aphrodite (Aphrodite’s Sanctuary) and Palaepaphos (Old Paphos). Because of their great antiquity, and because they are closely and directly related to the cult and legend of Aphrodite (Venus), who under the influence of Homeric poetry became the ideal of beauty and love, inspiring writers, poets, and artists throughout human history, these two sites can indeed be considered to be of outstanding universal value.
Thank you Merja for the 2 beautiful cards representing this site and nice stamps.
Stamp 2013-
Stamp 2015-People of Letters and Arts -Persefoni Papadopoulou was not only a prominent teacher but intellectual and a leading feminist of her era,
Date of Inscription: 1980
Ref: 79

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