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Limestone inscribed altar, from Tamassos

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An image of Religious/ritual equipment. Altar with inscription, which may be transcribed 'ni-ko-se-ka-? -wo-se / a-ne-te-ke-i-tu-ka-i' and may be translated 'Nikos son of Karus(?) set this up for luck'. Find Spot: Tamassos. Cyprus. Limestone, depth, 0.072 m, height, 0.127 m, width, 0.11 m, 500-301 B.C. Classical Period.

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Religious/ritual equipment. Altar with inscription, which may be transcribed 'ni-ko-se-ka-? -wo-se / a-ne-te-ke-i-tu-ka-i' and may be translated 'Nikos son of Karus(?) set this up for luck'. Find Spot: Tamassos. Cyprus. Limestone, depth, 0.072 m, height, 0.127 m, width, 0.11 m, 500-301 B.C. Classical Period.

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  • Accession Number: GR.302.1892
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Katie Young
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 907 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 693.66kB
  • Exposure time: 1/250
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1

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altar Ancient Greece antiquity BC Classical Greek Period Cypriot inscribed inscriptions language limestone ritual equipment script Tamassos texts

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