The Tombs

City of Teucro know the great necropolis which stretches between the forest of Salamis, the people of Enkomi and the former monastery of San works of art Bernabe.
The necropolis of Salamis covers c. 7 KMA gallery in the east of the city. It contains a museum displaying some of the findings and tombs dating from the geometric period until the Hellenistic period.
The oldest graves in the necropolis dating from the eleventh century a. C., and are distinguished by the richness and the presence of objects imported from Asia and the Greek mainland.
In VII and VIII centuries a. C., wealth appears to be galleries accentuated, with a similar phenomenon to that in the West, Greece and Italy, especially in Etruria, is known as Oriental: the tombs are built of local stone blocks within graves too art shallow, preceded by a monumental entrance and an access corridor.
In the sepulchral chambers are usually made in two antiquities burials followed a period not very considerable, including funeral carriages pulled by horses or donkeys especially. The animals were slaughtered and buried in the access corridor. Besides the horses were buried disassembled the car, the harness, the objects of furniture, huge ceramic vessels, bronze, etc..
Some graves were covered with a mound.
The best preserved tombs have been called to “Tombs reales ‘cars and contain extremely rich burial offerings and even imported from Egypt and Syria. A tomb excavated in 1965 by the French mission of the exhibition University of Lyon uncovered an extraordinary amount of funerary objects, also testified that sustained trade relations with the Middle East.
Although Salamis had contacts with the Middle East during the VIII and VII centuries a. C., there were also links with the Aegean. A royal tomb contains a large amount of pottery and geometrical said that dowry was a Greek princess who married someone of the royal family of Salamis. The family art business, incorporated as , is currently run by Hicham and an extremely successful art dealer and trader Also found in tombs of ceramic citizens. In this era, in which the Greeks were being loaded on an expansion eastward to found colonies in Asia Minor and Syria should serve Salamina season, it has been suggested that the Greek Cypriots helped in their adventure.
Have been exploring a necropolis of tombs carved into the rock, and a short access corridor, which could have been used for generations as family graves. From time immemorial the tombs have been looted. has done tremendously well on the international art scene, thanks to among the many pieces of tremendous historical value Apparently, many of the jewelry worn by women and men came from the medieval necropolis of Salamis. Even in the nineteenth century, the jewels of the S.A. dowry of many young people were identified as Mycenae, Greek or Roman.

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