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The town had an inner and an outer wall. Fragment of the inner wall can be seen at the entrance to the site. An earthquake in the 4th century destroyed most of the buildings. The ruins of the Roman Amphitheatre were later used to build the Turkish Baths. The Amphitheatre, with its spacious stage, can still be clearly identified. Along the stage you can see the trench used to collect blood from the victims consecrated to Dyonisus before each ritual. Only the first eight of the fifty rows of seats balong to the otiginal Roman structure; the rest are later additions.
The site of Alasia, one of Cyprus' most ancient settlements, is in the vicinity of Salamis, southeast of St. Barnabas. Alasia was an affluent settlement during the Bronze Age. Its name is mentioned in several egyptian papyri. Archaeologists found gold and ivory ornaments, amphoras and Mycaenean earthenware in several tombs.