Archaic Cyprus by Andres T. Reyes

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Above, p. 3 with n. z, 451-2. Cyprus and Assyria 61 Assyrian Objects and the Archaeological Record _ From the written sources, then, it is not possible to argue for the sustained direct involvement of Assyria in Cypriot affairs. An argument for such sustained involvement would be strengthened if, as some have claimed, typically Assyrian objects formed part of the archaeological record in Cyprus, or if Assyrian influences manifested themselves in the material remains. Thus, in the areas of Syria, Palestine, and Jordan, an Assyrian domination is evident through the presence of distinctive seals and sealings, pottery-types, and architecture.

Once Berlin, Staatliche Museen, Antikenabteilung 6682. CS 346-7, no. 357) FIG. 6. ARCHITECTURE In essence, there are two principal types of built tombs, both certainly established in the island by the Cypro-Geometric period. 109 The first is the pit-tomb, which is simply sunk into the rock. Early examples are known from Lapethos and Kourion (Fig. 7). 110 The second is the rockcut tomb, usually with a long, narrow stomion and dromos that descends with or without steps; rubble side walls; and a roughly rectangular chamber, sometimes with smaller ones toward the back or at the sides.

161-230. 8 On the ceremonial nature of stelai and rock-reliefs. see Borker-Klahn (n. 5), s6-'7; cf. D. MA~uments', AS 25 (1975), 85-103; S. Dalley, 'The God Sa/mu and the Winged Disk', Iraq. 48 (1986), 99-100. ' Trans. S. Dalley. Restorations are made from parallel passages in the Anna~s and the Display Inscription of Sargon. For a published transliteration , see H. fttexte Sargons i (Leipzig, 1889), 174-85. 10 ARAB ii, 22, no. 44; 26, no. 54; 36, no. 70; 41, nos. So and 82; 45-6, no. 92; 48, no.

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