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Keywords:

  • Salamis;
  • Evagoras;
  • Cyprus;
  • trireme;
  • ship-shed;
  • Classical harbour

This article summarises the archaeological evidence for the existence of Evagoras' naval harbour at Salamis in North Cyprus, which ancient texts credit him with building c.410–400 BC. Based on a critical examination of previous surveys and his own on-site observations, the author concludes there is indicative evidence of a constructed harbour c.800 m long, which was divided into two basins by a stone jetty, separated from the city by a stone wall and with some evidence of ship-sheds at its north end.

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