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2011-06-21 09:58:27

By Amanda Chalifoux, University of Cincinnati A recent find by a University of Cincinnati archeologist suggests an ancient Cypriot city was well protected from outside threats.  That research, by UC's Gisela Walberg, professor of classics, will be presented at the annual workshop of the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Center in Nicosia, Cyprus, on June 25, 2011. Since 2001, Walberg has worked in modern Cyprus to uncover the ancient city of Bamboula, a Bronze Age city that was an...


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