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ID: 7018647
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7018647

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Kourion (deserted settlement)  Kourion (deserted settlement)

Coordinates:
Lat: 34 39 50 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 34.6642  decimal degrees
Long: 032 53 13 E  degrees minutes   Long: 32.8877  decimal degrees

Note: Site of an ancient city-state overlooking Episcopi Bay, near modern Episkopi; Bronze Age city was on ridge; new city to west flourished from Archaic through Greco-Roman times; was a powerful bishopric 5th century CE; was repeatedly ruined by earthquakes; declined after Arab raids in the 7th century.

Names:
Kourion (preferred,C,V,S,Greek (transliterated),U,N)  ............ ancient Greek name
Curium (C,V,Latin,U,N)  ............ documented in Pliny V 13
Kounon (C,V)
Κούριον (C,V,Greek,U)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Akrotíri (overseas territory)  ........  Akrotíri (overseas territory) (P)
Hierarchy of Kourion (deserted settlement)  ............  Kourion (deserted settlement) (P)

Place Types:
deserted settlement (preferred, C)  ............  Achaian settlement dates to 14th cen. BCE; modern village is on the ridge adjacent to the site of a huge ancient city
archaeological site (C)
inhabited place (H)
colony (H)  ............  of Greece, ca. 750-550 BCE
pilgrimage center (H)  ............  for nearby sanctuary of Apollo Hylates, 8th cen. BC - 4th cen. AD
Bronze Age (H)
Archaic (Greek) (H)
Ancient Roman (H)

Related geographic places:
near/adjacent to ....  Episkopi .......... (inhabited place)
..............................  (World, Asia, Cyprus, Páfos) [7031660]
possibly identified as ....  Kir .......... (lost settlement)
........................................  (World, lost & found/World) [7594259]

Sources and Contributors:
Κούριον..........  [VP]
.................  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Curium..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 277-278
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
Kounon..........  [VP]
.................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979)
Kourion..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Blue Guide: Cyprus (1981)
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 277-278
.................  Google Maps online (2000-)
.................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979) 467-468
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Blue Guide: Cyprus (1981)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 277; I, 277-278
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979) 467; 467-468
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 62
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 62
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Canby, Historic Places (1984)
..........  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979)

 

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