Excavations at the Lower City of ancient Idalion
|The 2013 season is focused on an area of Idalion called the Lower City South, a temenos|
compound dedicated to the Goddess and God of Cyprus [Credit: ASOR]
|Sculpture from ancient Idalion found during season 2010 [Credit: Department of Antiquities,|
Republic of Cyprus]
Since this temple’s inscriptions cannot be read, only speculations can be made concerning the nature of the cult. However, since there are so many pits in bedrock and water features, the hypothesis that the worship here was related with water seems reasonable.
Source: Republic of Cyprus, Ministry of Interior, Press and Information Office [September 23, 2013]