Thursday, December 6, 2012

Greek and Christian for millennia, solid albeit small

In 2004, the remains of an 8-month-old cat were discovered buried with its human owner at a Neolithic archaeological site in Cyprus.[2] The grave is estimated to be 9,500 years old, predating Egyptian civilization and pushing back the earliest known feline-human association significantly ...

In the Bronze Age the first cities, such as Enkomi, were built. Systematic copper mining began, and this resource was widely traded. Mycenaean Greeks were undoubtedly inhabiting Cyprus from the late stage of the Bronze Age, while the island's Greek name is already attested from the 15th century B.C. in the Linear B script ...

Although Achaean Greeks were living in Cyprus from the 14th century [B.C], most of them inhabited the island after the Trojan war. Achaeans were colonizing Cyprus from 1210-1000 BC. Dorian Greeks come at 1100 BC and unlike the Greek mainland they settle in Cyprus peacefully.

Another wave of Greek settlement is believed to have taken place in the following century (LCIIIB, 1100-1050), indicated, among other things, by a new type of graves (long dromoi) and Mycenean influences in pottery decoration.

Most authors claim that the Cypriot city kingdoms, first described in written sources in the 8th century BC were already founded in the 11th century BC. Other scholars see a slow process of increasing social complexity between the 12th and the 8th centuries, based on a network of chiefdoms. In the 8th century (geometric period) the number of settlements increases sharply and monumental tombs, like the 'Royal' tombs of Salamis appear for the first time. This could be a better indication for the appearance of the Cypriot kingdoms.
History of Cyprus

WHY do you allow "Turkey" to rape Cyprus's culture and demography for the last 40 years?

WHO gives you that right?

WHAT does one need to do to impress on you the notion that you have absolutely no right or ethical justification to speak or act in the name of civilization, culture or peace when you choose to sit idly by or even associate with and encourage those who promote such disgraceful policies in the 21st century, policies that offend the very essence of being human?

You are powerful, but so tiny as far as I am concerned.

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