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Nikokreon Monument

This monument which is within the Salamis Necropolis is thought to have been erected in the name of Nikokreon, the last king of Salamis.

It is stated that Nikokreon chose to commit suicide rather than surrender to Ptolemaios. Before killing himself, he killed his wife and family, and set fire to the palace.

In the middle of the platform that can be reached by climbing a set of echeloned steps, there is a kiln in which iron bars and statues made of stone and clay belonging to that era were found. The statues made of half baked clay have the characteristics of the late Classical Greek sculpture.

 

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