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Idalium (Īdāˈlēəm) [key], ancient town in Cyprus. It had a well-known temple of Aphrodite. An inscription in Phoenician and Cypriote, found on a temple site at Idalium, gave the key to the Cypriote language. Idalium is near the modern village of Dhali.

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