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Leda and the Swan Mosaic at Kouklia, Cyprus | by Ken and Nyetta
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Leda and the Swan Mosaic at Kouklia, Cyprus

Kouklia was the home to a cult of Aphrodite from at least 3,800 BC and was mentioned in many ancient texts, including Homer's Iliad. The temple complex is now largely in ruins but the many art treasures found there are now in museums in New York, Paris, London and Nicosia.

 

This is actually a copy of a 3rd century AD mosaic of Leda and the Swan at Kouklia. The original is in the museum but this copy was placed in the exact spot where the original was found.

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Taken on March 5, 2005