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2,000-year-old Aphrodite Statue Recovered Right After Being Stolen From Greek Museum

Somewhat later, in the 4th century BC, the goddess was shown wearing a higher vegetal crown, symbol of prosperity, or a turreted crown as a protector of cities. She appeared on the coinage of many kingdoms, as the wonderful deity of Cyprus offering protection. By the 4th century BC, she was assimilated with the Greek Aphrodite. Around 900 BC the Phoenicians established a colony at Kition and rebuilt the earlier temples. They devoted the biggest temple to their goddess Astarte who was worshipped at Kition till the 4th century BC. This, according to the Iliad, began the ten-year Trojan War....