Dating site in libya
Kyrēnē) was an ancient Greek and later Roman city near present-day Shahhat, Libya.It was the oldest and most important of the five Greek cities in the region.It gave eastern Libya the classical name Cyrenaica that it has retained to modern times.Located nearby is the ancient Necropolis of Cyrene.mentions under 4 July a tradition that in the persecution of Diocletian a bishop Theodorus of Cyrene was scourged and had his tongue cut out.Earlier editions of the Martyrology mentioned what may be the same person also under 26 March.The invasion was unsuccessful and in 250 BC, after Magas' death, the city was reabsorbed into Ptolemaic Egypt.
Grinus, son of Aesanius a descendant of Theras, and king of the island of Thera, had visited the Pythia, the oracle of Delphi, and offered a hecatomb to the Pythia on sundry matters.
According to Eusebius of Caesarea, the Jewish rebellion left Libya so depopulated to such an extent that a few years later new colonies had to be established there by the emperor Hadrian just to maintain the viability of continued settlement.
Plutarch in his work De mulierum virtutibus ("On the Virtues of Women") describes how the tyrant of Cyrene, Nicocrates, was deposed by his wife Aretaphila of Cyrene around the year 50 BC The famous "Venus of Cyrene", a headless marble statue representing the goddess Venus, a Roman copy of a Greek original, was discovered by Italian soldiers here in 1913.
It was transported to Rome, where it remained until 2008, when it was returned to Libya.
A large number of Roman sculptures and inscriptions were excavated at Cyrene by Captain Robert Murdoch Smith and Commander Edwin A.
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Traditional details concerning the founding of the city are contained in Herodotus' Histories IV.