Material: Ceramic Condition: New, Handmade in Greece. Height: 12 cm - 4,7 inches Width: 6,5 cm - 2,6 inches Length: 7 cm - 2,8 inches Weight: 330 g
Cyprus, although a small country, has a rich cultural heritage which is evident from the vast number of ancient monuments and sites, castles, and forts around the island. The cultural heritage of a people is its most important asset, its identity, and a sense of continuation through time. Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and stands as it does at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. It has had a tumultuous history. The Mycenaeans Achaeans brought their civilization here, establishing the first Greek roots 3000 years ago. Many others passed through, including Phoenicians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Persians, Romans, Crusaders, Venetians, Ottomans, and the British. The splendor of Byzantium, founded by Constantine the Great at Constantinople, encompassed the island of Cyprus. Here are prehistoric settlements, ancient Greek temples, Roman theatres and villas, Early Christian basilicas, Byzantine churches and monasteries, Crusader castles, Gothic churches, and Venetian fortifications.