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A group of now-headless marble statues lines a second-century A.D. cold-water bath at ancient Salamis, in Cyprus. The original excavations at Salamis, led by Cypriot archaeologist Vassos Karageorghis, were halted in 1974 when Turkey occupied the northern part of the island—including Salamis. Although archaeologists from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus have continued to excavate at Salamis, Karageorghis and his colleagues from the southern Republic of Cyprus refuse to enter what they consider to be illegally occupied territory.