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Excavation of the ancient city of Kourion on the island of Cyprus

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Excavation of the ancient city of Kourion on the island of Cyprus revealed a pattern of debris and collapsed buildings typical of towns devestated by earthquakes. Archaeologists have hypothesized that the destruction was due to a major earthquake known to have occured near the island in A.D. 365. Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the archaeologists' hypothesis?

A. Bronze ceremonial drinking vessals that are often found in graves dating from years preceding and following A.D. 365 were also found in several graves near Kourion.

B. No coins minted after A.D. 365 were foundin Kourion, but coins minted before that year were found in abundance.

C. Most modern histories of Cyprus mention that an earthquake occured near the island in A.D. 365.

D. Several small statues carved in styles current in Cyprus in the century between A.D. 300 and 400 were found in Kourion.

E. Stone inscriptions in a form of the Greek alphabet that was definitely used in Cyrpus after A.D. 365 were found in Kourion

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Excavation of the ancient city of Kourion on the island of Cyprus revealed a pattern of debris and collapsed buildings typical of towns devestated by earthquakes. Archaeologists have hypothesized that the destruction was due to a major earthquake known to have occured near the island in A.D. 365. Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the archaeologists' hypothesis?

A. Bronze ceremonial drinking vessels that are often found in graves dating from years preceding and following A.D. 365 were also found in several graves near Kourion.

B. No coins minted after A.D. 365 were found in Kourion, but coins minted before that year were found in abundance.

C. Most modern histories of Cyprus mention that an earthquake occured near the island in A.D. 365.

D. Several small statues carved in styles current in Cyprus in the century between A.D. 300 and 400 were found in Kourion.

E. Stone inscriptions in a form of the Greek alphabet that was definitely used in Cyrpus after A.D. 365 were found in Kourion



B :lol: Coz if coins were abundant before 365 AD and no coins after 365 AD, there is a good possibility that Earthquake near the island was responsible for devastating Kourion in 365 AD
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Excavation of the ancient city of Kourion on the island of Cyprus revealed a pattern of debris and collapsed buildings typical of towns devestated by earthquakes. Archaeologists have hypothesized that the destruction was due to a major earthquake known to have occured near the island in A.D. 365.
Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the archaeologists' hypothesis?


The following suggests that the city was destroyed
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Excavation of the ancient city of Kourion...pattern of debris and collapsed buildings


Thus after 365 AD the ancient city of Kourion did not exist !!


A. Bronze ceremonial drinking vessals that are often found in graves dating from years preceding and following A.D. 365 were also found in several graves near Kourion. - Incorrect the sentence talks about existance of the ancient city of Kourion after 365AD

B. No coins minted after A.D. 365 were foundin Kourion, but coins minted before that year were found in abundance. - Correct !! :-D :-D

C. Most modern histories of Cyprus mention that an earthquake occured near the island in A.D. 365. - Out of Scope

D. Several small statues carved in styles current in Cyprus in the century between A.D. 300 and 400 were found in Kourion. - Incorrect the sentence talks about existance of the ancient city of Kourion after 365AD, ie 365AD - 400 AD

E. Stone inscriptions in a form of the Greek alphabet that was definitely used in Cyrpus after A.D. 365 were found in Kourion - Incorrect the sentence talks about existance of the ancient city of Kourion after 365AD
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It boils down to B and C. C restates what we already know - 'Archaeologists have hypothesized that the destruction was due to a major earthquake known to have occured near the island in A.D. 365.' Hence B is the right answer.
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