Royal Ideology in Archaic and Classical Cyprus

Christodoulou, Panos

During the Archaic and Classical periods (8th –4th centuries BC), Cyprus is characterised by political division. For more than eight centuries the cities of the island have been governed by monarchs who were the most predominant members of the local royal families... 

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Section: Kingdoms- Kings
Published: December 22, 2016

From the Cypriote basileis to the Hellenistic Strategos: the archaeological evidence

Papantoniou, Giorgos

During the war of Alexander the Great against the Persians, the Iron Age Cypriote polities, known in the literature as city-kingdoms,were part of the Achaemenid Empire. 

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Section: Kingdoms- Kings
Published: July 7, 2015

Fortifications and defense in Cyprus from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period

Balandier, Claire

Inventory and study of defensive works in a given space enables us to understand the way ancient societies regarded their territories: through the study of their defensive framework, we learn ... 

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Section: Archaeology
Published: July 7, 2015

The history of the study of the coinage of the Cypriote kingdoms: a brief evaluation of the important achievements

Destrooper-Georgiades, Anne

The earliest treatments of the coins that were tentatively attributed to Cyprus were published before the Cypriote-Syllabic script was studied and deciphered by Brandis in 1873...

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Section: Numismatics
Published: June 8, 2015

The coinages of the kings of Cyprus from the Archaic to the Early Hellenistic period

Markou, Evangeline

Important information related to the history of Cyprus of the 6th and 5th centuries BC has been preserved by ancient authors and other primary sources including archaeological finds, inscriptions and coins...

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Section: Numismatics
Published: June 8, 2015

Cyprus and the Near East in the Neo-Assyrian Period

Cannavò, Anna

The Neo-Assyrian period in Cyprus corresponds roughly to the century between the last quarter of the 8th and the third quarter of the 7th century BC, that is the time of maximum expansion of the Neo-Assyrian empire ...

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Section: Cyprus and the Others
Published: June 7, 2015

A hoard of silver coins of the 5th century BC from Nicosia

Pilides, Despina

The excavations at the Hill of Agios Georgios, Nicosia, from 1996-2010 have revealed remains from several periods in the long history of Nicosia and have provided considerable information concerning its development ...

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Section: Numismatics
Published: June 7, 2015

The Cyprus Numismatic Project (CNP) 2003-2008

Rutter, Keith

The origin of the Cyprus Numismatic Project can be traced back to an informal conversation in Edinburgh in 2003 between Professors Vassos Karageorghis and Keith Rutter. They discussed the island of Cyprus in antiquity, in particular the city-kingdoms ...

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Section: Research Projects
Published: June 7, 2015