Art in Cyprus

Art in Cyprus

Cyprus has a number of monuments from ancient times. The ancient city of Kition, which is mostly under today’s Larnax (Larnaca), was founded around 1200 BC. The city ruins include of an ancient Cyclopean wall, the great Astarte temple and four small temples. The ruins of the great Aphrodite temple in Paleopafos (Ancient Paphos), at present Kuklia, were erected in the period 1100 BC – 300 AD. Unique mosaic floors…

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Geography of Cyprus

kiriotissa copper mines in Cyprus

Cyprus is an island in the middle of the Mediterranean, around 35 ° AD. The distance from Korucam Burnu on the north coast of Turkey is approx. 65 km, while it is about 100 km from Zafer Burnu, Cyprus’ easternmost tip, to the Syrian coast. Cyprus is structurally a folded foreland, and is geologically part of Asia Minor. The shape of the island is determined by two almost parallel west-east…

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Cyprus

Ruins at the ancient Cypriot town of Salamis . The city was founded in the Bronze Age and destroyed in the 300s, but was later partially rebuilt.

Cyprus is an island and republic in the eastern Mediterranean, east of Greece, south of Turkey and west of Syria. The island is the third largest in the Mediterranean. The island is divided into a Greek-Cypriot part (Cyprus), described here, and a Turkish-Cypriot part ( Northern Cyprus ). The latter is a self-proclaimed state (Kuzey Kibris Türk Cumhuriyeti, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) recognized only by Turkey. 59.7 per cent…

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Cyprus Knowledge and Culture

Remains of a Roman theater in Paphos

The schooling is free and compulsory for nine years for children aged 6-15. Six-year high school, of which three years is compulsory, is also free. There are two national and several private universities in Cyprus. Cyprus has a number of ancient monuments. Several churches are from Byzantine times, and there are a number of examples of Islamic architecture, French Gothic architecture and Italian Renaissance culture. Some well-known modern painters are…

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Cyprus History

Demonstration in the 1930s for enosis, union, with Greece

Cyprus has been permanently settled since around 4500 BCE. Findings from the Bronze Age (c. 1600–1050 BCE) testify to trade in, among others, Crete, Anatolia, Syria and Egypt. After about 1200 BCE. Greek settlement took place and six Greek kingdoms were established. Cyprus became a cultural and economic center in the Mediterranean. Cyprus was ruled by the Phoenicians, Assyrians, Egyptians and Persians to Alexander the Great conquered island in 333…

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