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Monday, March 20, 2006

Cyprus Archaeology


Workers from the Antiquities Department working in the ancient tomb in Kouklia village near the coastal town of Paphos, Cyprus, on Thursday, March 16, 2006. An extremely rare, 2,500 year old stone coffin with well preserved color illustrations from Homer's epics has been discovered in the western part of Cyprus. The white stone sarcophagus was accidentally discovered by construction workers last week in a tomb near the village of Kouklia. The artifact dated to 500 B.C., when Greek cultural influence was gaining a firm hold on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.

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