Place:Idalium, Nicosia, Cyprus


Alt namesDalisource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) p 527
Dhalisource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Dhálisource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) p 527
Idalionsource: Wikipedia
Coordinates35.017°N 33.433°E
Located inNicosia, Cyprus
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Idalion or Idalium (Idalion) was an ancient city in Cyprus, in modern Dali, Nicosia District. The city was founded on the copper trade in the 3rd millennium BC. Its name in the 8th century BC was "Ed-di-al" as it appears on the Sargon Stele of 707 BC, and a little later on the .

Recent excavations have uncovered major buildings on the site which are open to visitors. A new museum is also near to the site.

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