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Leda and the Swan


Carole Raddato
published on 26 October 2015
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Mosaic depicting Leda and the Swan, once the central panel (emblema) of a mosaic floor discovered in the vicinity of the Sanctuary of Aphrodite at Palaipafos in Cyprus. Late 2nd - early 3rd century CE. (Palaepaphos Museum, Cyprus)

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2015, October 26). Leda and the Swan. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Raddato, Carole. "Leda and the Swan." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 26, 2015.

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Raddato, Carole. "Leda and the Swan." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Oct 2015. Web. 26 Feb 2021.

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