Ruins of the Ancient City of Salamis

Salamis dates from the 11th century B.C.. The ruins that can be seen today date mostly from the period of the Roman Empire. These are the remains of the theatre, that once was able to seat 15,000 people.

Salamis is near Famagusta on the east coast of Cyprus. It is now in territory of the unrecognized Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

The theatre and the complex of the gymasium and baths are the most well-preserved ruins at Salamis. In this photo you see a courtyard with columns, with the sweating rooms and cooling rooms beyond. Swimming pools are to either side. The Romans were living better two thousand years ago than many people are today.

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