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Τετάρτη, 15 Ιουνίου 2016

Khirokitia

from wikipedia

Khirokitia (sometimes spelled ChoirokoitiaGreekΧοιροκοιτία  is an archaeological site on the island of Cyprus dating from theNeolithic age. It has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1998. The site is known as one of the most important and best preserved prehistoric sites of the eastern Mediterranean. Much of its importance lies in the evidence of an organised functional society in the form of a collective settlement, with surrounding fortifications for communal protection. The Neolithic aceramic period is represented by this settlement and around 20 other similar settlements spread throughout the island.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khirokitia

The inside of one of the reconstructed buildings

foundations

reconstructed buildings

dead burried inside


Τετάρτη, 1 Ιουνίου 2016

Apostle philip chapel near Omodos

The Country Church of Apostle Philip is the oldest of Omodos's country churches and it is located in the "Pente Litharia" (Five Rocks) venue west of the village and at a distance of about 3 kilometres from it.The site used to be a shrine to the god Apollo but the christians changed it to the church we see today This is witnessed by the fact that a large, age-long laurel tree stands next to the country church. Its circumference is 8 meters and its height is 17 meters. Its age is approximately estimated to be a about 1000 years old.