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Villa Damekut, according to legend, was once one of twelve palaces erected on the island by the order of the Roman emperor Tiberius.
The ruins of this Roman structure have been discovered in 1937. This happened thanks to the initiative of Axel Munte – a Swedish doctor, and the work of Amadeo Mayuri – archaeologist.
According to Mayuri, the villa got its name from the Greek words"Domo","Kidas"; and 'Kyra', but most historians and writers claim that the name derives from the local Latin 'Domus Augustus' transformed in the local dialect.
Currently, little is known about this ancient structure. However, it is believed that the villa was the summer residence of Tiberius, although it could also have been the villa of Emperor Augustus during his stay on the island.
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