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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:21 pm    Post subject: Tomb of a Ptolemy King Found ... Reply with quote

... in Cyprus :

" Feature : Tomb of a Ptolemy King Found in Cyprus " (Xinhua, 29.03.2017)
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NICOSIA, March 29 (Xinhua) -- The tomb of a Ptolemy king has been discovered in the complex of a necropolis at Paphos, western Cyprus, a professor of classical history at the University of Cyprus said Wednesday.

"There is no doubt that this is a royal tomb belonging to one of the kings of the Ptolemaic dynasty who succeeded Alexander the Great...This is important because no other burial sites of the Ptolemy kings were found, even in Egypt," Theodoros Mavroyiannis told state radio.

He said an official announcement would be made later in the day at an international conference on Cypriot history at Paphos.

Mavroyiannis said that final evidence which proved the tomb was a royal one was provided by Michalis Lefatzis, an archaeological architect at the Greek ministry of culture who helped in the excavation of the famed Vergina, Greece burial site of King Philippos, father of Alexander the Great.

Mavroyiannis said Lefatzis established that over the tomb there was a temple in the Doric style, a sign of the Ptolemy Dynasty and an honor reserved for kings who were named gods.

He said the tomb was the burial site of boy-king Ptolemy Efpator, who was made a co-king with authority to rule over Cyprus by his father Ptolemy sixth Philomitor.

The young king ruled from 152 to 150 B.C. and died at the age of 12.

Mavroyiannis said he traced an inscription of two Greek letters that are the first letters of the word Theos, or god. He believes that the words which preceded it were the full name of the king. ...


" New Discovery at the Tombs of the Kings (PICTURES) " (InCyprus, 28.03.2017)
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Experts have made an exciting – and potentially unique – find at the Tombs of the Kings in Paphos with some now claiming a mausoleum had been in fact created for Ptolemy Eupator, an ancient king of Cyprus.

The mausoleum dates back to 166-152 BC.

Eupator was the son of Ptolemy VI Philometor and Cleopatra II, and for a short time in 152 BCE reigned over part of the Ptolemaic dynasty as co-ruler with his father. It is thought that Ptolemy Eupator died in August of that same year. Having been crowned, Eupator would have been considered a god at the time. ...


" Paphos Tomb Probably Belonged to Ptolemy Prince " (Cyprus Mail - Evie Andreou, 29.03.2017)
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Archaeologists have announced that they have made a very important discovery after initial estimates link a tomb unearthed at the Tombs of the Kings area in Paphos, with that of a 12-year-old Ptolemy prince, who died in Cyprus in 150BC, and who was the dynasty’s co-regent at the time.

According to the experts, the tomb is believed to belong to the Ptolemy Eupator, the son of Ptolemy VI Philometor and Cleopatra II, who reigned for a short period as co-ruler with his father. He died not long after he had assumed the title, around 152BC.

The Ptolemaic dynasty – the successors of Alexander the Great – ruled Egypt and an area stretching from southern Syria to Nubia, including Cyprus. The kingdom’s capital was Alexandria, in Egypt. The dynasty ruled between 323 BC when Alexander died until the Roman Conquest in 30BC. ...

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