The Royal Tombs of Salamis

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The church of the appostle Banabas

One more sight which is described in the Iliad is ancient Royal Tombs of the Salamis. It is just down the road and then a right from the ancient city of Salamis - or it is just to the right if you actually go straight into the small lot next to the street instead of heading right past it and down to an old little convent to the apostle of Barnabas. Who is not actually one of the original apostles but that don’t seem to bother the people of Cyprus too much.

 

Fortunately the people at the monastery knows where the Royal Tombs of Salamis is - they are just down the road from the monastery in what seems to be a insignificant little lot with a tiny shed which actually housed the museum of the Royal Tombs. The museum is not all that interesting but I might as well have a look around.

 

The tombs are not all that significant over ground level but there is a bit to look at underground. Including a few skeletons of old horses. It is a bit interesting to go and have a look because I had seen some of the old artifacts from the grave 79 in the Cyprus Museum in Nicosia. There are four of the main graves just outside the museum but the other graves is far away across the field hence I go wandering out over the deserted fields and go out to see the biggest of the tombs.

 

After the last visit to the graves I go shortly back to Farmagusta to have a quick look inside the main mosque and then it is time to leave the occupied zone of Cyprus - or the Republic of Northern Cyprus depending who you ask about the status of the area.

 

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The church of the appostle Banabas
The church of the appostle Banabas
The church of the appostle Banabas
The church of the appostle Banabas
Grave at the Royal Tombs of Ancien…
Grave at the Royal Tombs of Ancie…
Grave at the Royal Tombs of Ancien…
Grave at the Royal Tombs of Ancie…
Old horse in the grave
Old horse in the grave
Old horse in the grave
Old horse in the grave
The biggest of the graves
The biggest of the graves
The biggest of the graves
The biggest of the graves
Small graves for the none royals o…
Small graves for the none royals …
More poor mens graves
More poor mens graves
More poor mens graves
More poor mens graves
More poor mens graves
More poor mens graves
More poor mens graves
More poor mens graves
Royal Tombs of Salamis
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