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Bust of Alexander the Great Unearthed in Cyprus

Monday, April 28, 2014

(Public Domain)NICOSIA, CYPRUS—ANSAmed reports that a marble bust of Alexander the Great has been unearthed in a second basilica at the site of Katalymmata ton Plakoton. According to Eleni Procopiou of the Cyprus Antiquities Department, the two basilicas date to the seventh century and are thought to be part of a Christian ecclesiastical complex related to St. John the Merciful, Patriarch of Alexandria.