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Cypro-Classical Period (480-310 BC)

Sherds from Vouni .

Vouni was established as a Persian palace on the northwestern coast of Cyprus near the Bay of Morphou. The site sites atop of a large hill providing a strategic view of the sea and nearby city-kingdom of Soli. The plan of Vouni was changed in 450 BC to a more traditional Greek plan. See below for sherds from Vouni as well as site plan and pictures from Vouni.


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P-3925

Description: Monochrome Ware; Rim fragment; from Vouni; much incrustation on the sherd

Date: Cypro-Classical I (480-400 BC)

Dimensions: L. 9.9 cm; W. 7.2 cm; TH. 1.0 cm

Provenience: Vouni

P-3926

Description: Black on red ware (?); Sherd from Vouni

Date: Cypro-Classical I (480-400 BC)

Dimensions: L 4.4 cm; W 3.9 cm; TH 0.69 cm

Provenience: Vouni

P-3927

Description: Red on Red ware (?); Sherd from Vouni; two parallel red lines serve as decoration

Date: Cypro-Classical I (480-400 BC)

Dimensions: L. 6.4 cm; W. 3.5 cm; TH. 0.95 cm

Provenience: Vouni

P-3928

Description: Red Slip ware (?); fragments of concentric lines in red-brown paint

Date: Cypro-Classical I (480-400 BC)

Dimensions: L. 3.3 cm; W. 2.4 cm; TH. 0.7 cm

Provenience: Vouni

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Vouni site plans and pictures.

Plan on the left: The first palace of Vouni. Plan on the right: The second palace of Vouni after renovations.

View of Troodos mountains from Vouni. Picture taken by author.

View of Vouni palace center. Picture taken by author.