By D. Michaelides,Vasiliki Kassianidou,Robert S. Merrillees
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Egypt and Cyprus in Antiquity: Proceedings of the International Conference, Nicosia 2003 by D. Michaelides,Vasiliki Kassianidou,Robert S. Merrillees