Roman Sites in Cyprus
Today, I am indulging in my passion for the Roman period via review of images taken during a past trip to Cyprus. Regrettably, the quality of the images is not high.
The following pictures are from the Salamis ruins in Northern Cyprus. The development of this city was interrupted by earthquakes, particularly in the 1st and 4th centuries AD. After the earthquakes, the city was rebuilt by the Byzantine emperor, Constantius II, 337-361 AD) and renamed it Constantia. The city was abandoned in AD 648 following a raid by Arab pirates.
Here is an impressive buttress
Mosaics in archway at the baths
A 3rd century fresco piece showing Hylas as he refuses the water nymphs.
Hypocaust heating system at the baths
Swimming pool with columned courtyard in the background
Another view of the gymnasium which served as an exercising ground for the military.
Ancient Greek script
Local tour guide in full flow
Ancient Greek script at the theatre
The theatre which dates from the time of Augustus. It was destroyed by earthquakes in the 4th century and was never rebuilt
Overall, this proved a fascinating site where I would have liked to spend more time.