David Vandenberg

Reconstruction drawing of a house that had once been a lavish villa. By the time the 356 A.D. earthquake struck, squatters had divided the house up into rooms, which they inhabited. Human remains uncovered within the house attest to the suddenness of Greco-Roman Kourion’s final destruction. A partial skeleton of a 12-year-old girl was found beneath the bones of a mule, both crushed by falling masonry. Most poignant of all, the skeletons of the man, woman and child shown at the beginning of this articlewere found in the building’s entry corridor.