Kourion was an ancient city-state on the south coast of Cyprus. It’s an acropolis, situated on a promontory overlooking Episkopi Bay. Today, the site lies within the sovereign British base of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, and it’s managed by the Cyprus Department of Antiquities.

Most of the ruins you see are from the time of the Roman Empire. I took a photo of a mosaic showing two gladiators in combat in the “House of the Gladiators.” The Agora is extensive, and the ruins of it are overlaid with small houses from the early Christian era and the Byzantine Empire.

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