Ledra


Ledra

Ledra ( _el. Λήδρα), also spelt Ledrae [ cite journal|title=Reviews of Books (Alexander the Great)|journal=The American Historical Review|month=June | year=1974|first=Truesdell|last=Brown|coauthors=|volume=79|issue=3|pages=762|id= |url=http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0002-8762%28197406%2979%3A3%3C762%3AATG%3E2.0.CO%3B2-F|format=|accessdate=2008-03-22 ] was an ancient city-kingdom located in the centre of Cyprus where the capital city of Nicosia is today. It was established in 1050 BC but by Hellenistic times (330 AD) it had dwindled to a small village.

Ledra was one of 10 Cypriot kingdoms listed on the prism (many-sided tablet) of the Assyrian king Esarhaddon (680–669 BC). The most famous king of Ledra was Onasagoras.

Ledra Street in Nicosia, Cyprus is named for Ledra.fact|date=April 2008

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