SALAMIS - ancient ruins, Cyprus
Nedaleko Famagusty se nachází archeologické vykopávky antického města Salamis. To pochází přibližně z roku 1.100 př.n.l. a často bývá popisováno jako kyperské Pompeje. Dnes si zde lze prohlédnout ruiny kdysi výstavních staveb jako je římské divadlo, obrovské lázně a také gymnasion, což je předchůdce dnešních fitness center. Na celé lokalitě se nachází i obrovské množství mramorových soch. Všechny tyto sochy spojuje fakt, že nemají hlavu. Ty byly odstraněny ranými křesťany, když se fanaticky snažili zničit vše pohanské. Stejný vandalský osud postihl i mozaiky zdobící vily místní honorace a veřejné budovy. Naštěstí se jich několik málo zachovalo. Od roku 1952 je Salamis chráněnou kulturní památkou a stále zde probíhají vykopávky. Má se za to, že větší část města je stále ukryta pod zemí.
(Famagusta is located near the archaeological excavation of the ancient city of Salamis. It dates from around the year 1100 př.n.l. and it is often described as the Cypriot Pompeii. Today, here you can view the ruins of a once exhibition buildings such as the Roman theater, a huge spa and gymnasion, which is the forerunner of today's fitness centers. On the whole area there is also a huge amount of marble statues. All these statues connects the fact that they head. These were removed by early Christians when they fanatically sought to destroy all pagan. The same fate befell vandalism and mosaics decorating the villa, local dignitaries and public buildings. Fortunately, very few of them survived. Since 1952 Salamis protected cultural monument and there are still ongoing excavations. It is understood that the greater part of the city is still hidden underground.)
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Ancient City of Salamis Ruins, Cyprus
I go to Cyprus every year, but this is the one place that seems just as magical every time I go :) Salamis was built by the Ancient Greeks, around 1000BC- so almost 3000 years ago. Much of it is under the Mediterranean Sea now, but parts of this once majestic city still stand. My camera is an Olympus EPL1 Digital SLR and that's me in the very last picture! Please comment :) x
Famagusta & Salamis
A trip that gives you the chance to visit the beautiful coastal town of Famagusta and to go as near as possible to the fenced and sealed-off part of the town that is known all around the world as the ‘Ghost Town of Varosha’!
The first stop is the Monastery of Saint Barnaras, the founder of the Cypriot Orthodox Chrurch. There you will also have the chance to visit the Icon Museum of the Monastery as well as the tomb of Saint Barnabas who martyred in the area in 52AD. Our trip continues with a visit to the ancient city-kingdom of Salamis, founded right after the Trojan War by the archer Teucer who came from the Greek island of Salamis. Time will be given there for a guided tour around the archaeological site which includes a beautiful ancient Greek theatre and marble columns, Roman Baths and a Gymnasium.
We then drive back to Famagusta Old Town Center, where free time will be given for lunch (optional extra) and sightseeing. During your free time there, we highly recommend a walk around the Venetian Walls that surround the old part of the town and a visit at the Gothic Church of Saint Nicolas and Othello Castle(optional extra) which is mentioned by William Shakespeare in his play “Othello”. Your last stop will be the beach located right next to the ‘Ghost Town of Varosha’. There, you will have the chance to swim in the crystal-clear blue waters of the beautiful golden sand beach of Famagusta, whilst taking in the eerie sight of the abandoned buildings which have been desolate since Turkish invasion in 1974. On our way back we drive right next to the “Ghost Town of Varosha”, where you can see exactly how the area, that was once the best tourist resort of the island, now looks like!
NOTE: Clients that do not wish to visit Saint Barnabas and Salamis can have extra free time in Famagusta Old Town Center.
Double entry ticket to Salamis & Saint Barnabas is an optional extra payable on the day of the excursion.
Passports or European Union ID Cards are needed on the day of the excursion.
• For this excursion, clients staying in Larnaca area are transferred to and back from the excursion bus in Ayia Napa with mini bus or local bus service.
Salamis - Ancient Roman City, Famagusta, occupied area of Cyprus, June 11, 2012 (1)
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Salamis - Ancient Roman City, Famagusta, occupied area of Cyprus, June 11, 2012 (2)
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Salamis , ancient ruins, N Cyprus
Salamis of Cyprus - an ancient City Kingdom
According to Greek mythology Teukros (son of King Telamon of Salamis near Athen) founded the city after his return from the Trojan War.
The Assyrians conquer Salamis.
560 - 525 BC
King Euelthon, mentioned by Herodot, is the first known king of Salamis
Cyprus becomes Persian
411 - 374 BC
King Euagoras forces after ten years of struggle from the Persian ruler Ataxerxes a temporary autonomy
King Pythagoras forms an alliance with Alexander the Great
After Alexander's death, Salamis fell to the Ptolemies
With the suicide of Nikokreon the royal house of Salamis ends
310 - 294 BC
During the Wars of the Diadochi Salamis is alternately controlled by Antigonids and Ptolemies
Cyprus falls finally to the Ptolemies. Salamis loses importance, new capital is Páfos.
Salamis is Roman, resurrected by large construction programs.
45 / 46 AD
Paulus and Barnabas preach Christianity in Salamis
An earthquake shakes the city
116 / 117 AD
Uprising of the Jewish community
332 & 342 AD
Earthquakes and stormfloods destroy the old city.
Reestablishment and seat of government under the name Constantia
Constantia is the seat of the Metropolitan of Cyprus
After the Arab invasion and another earthquake, the city is abandoned. The new settlement center is Famagusta.
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Excavations have shown that the history of Salamis goes back to the 11th century BC. Archaeologists tend to believe that the first inhabitants of the town came here from Enkomi after the earthquake of 1075 BC. Traces of a necropolis and a harbour of this early period have been located.
When the Dark Ages of the Mediterranean world came to an end in about the 8th century BC, Salamis appeared on the historical scene as an important trading centre. The necropolis which yielded the Royal Tombs belongs to this period and gives an idea about the richness of the city during the era.
The first coins were minted in the 6th century BC. In the inscriptions dating from this period the name of Salamis is encountered for the first time.
In this century, together with Syria and Anatolia, the island went under the rule of the Achamenid of Alexander the Great into Asia Minor. Following the unexpected death of Alexander the Great near Babylon in 323 BC, his generals divided the lands of the Hellenistic Empire and Cyprus fell to the share of Ptolemaeus who established his kingdom in Egypt. During the Hellenistic and the Roman era Salamis, together with Alexandria, Antiochia (on the Orontes), Ephesus, Pergamon and Athen, received its share of the wealth of the period and once again became an important trading centre between the worlds surrounding the Mediterranean. This prosperous period continued into the Roman era.
Most of the ruins unearthed in excavations date from this recent history of the city. The development of Salamis was often interrupted by earthquakes, especially in the 1st and 4th centuries AD.
Following the earthquakes, the Byzantine emperor Constantius II (337 - 361 AD) rebuilt the city and renamed it Constantia. By this time the harbour was already silted up and more natural catastrophes and the raids of the Arab pirates brought its end.
In 648 after another raid the last inhabitants moved to Arsinoe which was later to become Famagusta.
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The 3,000 year old ancient city of Salamis in Cyprus (2017)
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Cyprus Travel Guide - Famagusta, Varosha & Salamis
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Walking around Salamis ruins, near Famagusta, Cyprus [4k] Sony RX100 V
Salamis was the capital of Cyprus in 1100. It survived successive occupations by the Assyrians, Egyptians, Persians, and Romans but eventually succumbed to the forces of nature. The remains of the ancient city are on the east coast of Cyprus, north of modern Famagusta, extending over an area of one square mile.
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Salamis ruins in Famagusta, northern Cyprus
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How Cyprus Saved Christian Europe - The Battle of Famagusta
in 1571, when the Sultan of the Muslim Turkish Ottoman Empire asked his general why it was taking so long to take the Christian city of Famagusta the general answered, It's taking so long because Famagusta is not defended by men. She is defended by giants.
Travel Cyprus | Walking Tour Famagusta (Gazimagusa) | Kibris, North Cyprus
Travel to Cyprus with a Walking Tour in Famagusta (Gazimagusa) in Kibris, North Cyprus.
Famagusta (Greek: Αμμόχωστος, romanized: Ammochostos locally; Turkish: Mağusa, or Gazimağusa) is a city on the east coast of Cyprus. It is located east of Nicosia and possesses the deepest harbour of the island. During the medieval period (especially under the maritime republics of Genoa and Venice), Famagusta was the island's most important port city and a gateway to trade with the ports of the Levant, from where the Silk Road merchants carried their goods to Western Europe. The old walled city and parts of the modern city presently fall within the de facto Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in Gazimağusa District, of which it is the capital.
In antiquity, the town was known as Arsinoe (Ancient Greek: Ἀρσινόη), after the Greek queen Arsinoe II of Egypt, and was mentioned by that name by Strabo. In Greek it is called Ammochostos (Αμμόχωστος), meaning hidden in [the] sand. This name developed into Famagusta (originally Famagouste in French and Famagosta in Italian), used in Western European languages, and to its Turkish name, Mağusa. In Turkish, the city is also called Gazimağusa; Gazi means veteran in Turkish, and the city has been officially awarded with the title after 1974 (compare Gaziantep). The old town is nicknamed the city of 365 churches owing to a legend that at its peak, Famagusta boasted one church for each day of the year.
The city was founded around 274 BC, after the serious damage to Salamis by an earthquake, by Ptolemy II Philadelphus and named Arsinoe after his sister. Arsinoe was described as a fishing town by Strabo in his Geographica in the first century BC. It remained a small fishing village for a long time. Later, as a result of the gradual evacuation of Salamis due to the Arab invasion led by Muawiyah I, it developed into a small port.
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Famagusta and Salamis
Famagusta /ˌfæməˈɡʊstə, ˌfɑː-/ (Greek: Αμμόχωστος locally [aˈmːoxostos]; Turkish: Mağusa [mɑˈɰusɑ], or Gazimağusa [gɑːzimɑˈɰusɑ]) is a city on the east coast of Cyprus. It is located east of Nicosia and possesses the deepest harbour of the island. During the medieval period (especially under the maritime republics of Genoa and Venice), Famagusta was the island's most important port city and a gateway to trade with the ports of the Levant, from where the Silk Road merchants carried their goods to Western Europe. The old walled city and parts of the modern town presently fall within the de facto Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in Gazimağusa District, of which it is the capital.
Salamis (Ancient Greek: Σαλαμίς) is an ancient Greek city-state on the east coast of Cyprus, at the mouth of the river Pedieos, 6 km north of modern Famagusta. According to tradition, the founder of Salamis was Teucer, son of Telamon, who could not return home after the Trojan war because he had failed to avenge his brother Ajax.
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Roman Theatre of Ancient Roman City Salamis, Cyprus, Famagusta.
The theatre of Archaeological Site Salamis lay undiscovered till 1959. At that time, the decision was made to renovate it, so that it could be once again used for theatrical performances, a role which it does to this day, with performers as diverse as Boney M and Jose Carreras.
The present day ruins date back to around the time of Augustus (63BC - 14AD), and seems to have been rebuilt around 200AD. The structure is unusual. Roman theatres were normally built into a convenient hill, which made construction a lot easier. The Salamis theatre, however, was a free-standing one, not an excavated landscaped one. The inner half of the auditorium was partially cut into a rocky prominence, and was supported on a solidly built up masonry mass, while the outer part was supported on a complicated system of heavy walls and vaults. The theatre part was built on flat ground, and although you might expect it to face out to sea, it in fact, faces inland.
The auditorium originally consisted of 50 rows of seats (just 18 remain) and held over 15,000 spectators. Its orchestra bore an alter dedicated to Dionysus and two bases dedicated to Marcus Aurelius Commodus, and Caesar Constantius, and Caesar Maximanius.
Performances took place on a raised stage whose background was decorated with statues. The theatre was in use until around 400AD, but it was destroyed by earthquakes, and allowed to fall into ruins. Much of the structure was used in the rebuilding of the gymnasium and baths nearby.
All around the buildings that have been excavated are many niches which contained marble statues, and those that can be seen are headless. When Christianity was adopted as a state religion, all these nude statues were to them an abhorence, and were thrown into drains or were broken up. In fact, any indications of Roman pagan religion such as mosaic pictures were effaced or destroyed.
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The Ancient City-Kingdom of Kourion in Cyprus
This footage was taken at the Kourion archaeological site in Cyprus during the middle of February 2014. It's basically my first flight with the full intent of getting usable footage instead of merely getting used to the FPV-rig and learning how not to crash into things.
The city itself dates back to about the 12th century BCE, which makes it roughly contemporary with the Trojan War. One of the island's old city-kingdoms, Kourion was wiped out in the great earthquake of 365 CE, which laid to waste most of the region, ushering in the fall of the old pagan cults and the dominance of Christianity. It really is a fascinating sort of place, well worth a visit if you have even the slightest interest in history and you happen to find yourself in Cyprus.
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