Ancient Cyprus Community Found in Troodos Mountains
The Cyprus Department of Antiquities said today that recent excavations in Politiko-Troullia in the Troodos foothills revealed a community of households centring around a large courtyard.
The archaeological team found evidence of intensive animal husbandry and crop processing, copper metallurgy and sophisticated ceramic technology during the Middle Bronze Age, around 2000-1500 BC. The community was located around 25km southwest of Nicosia near Ayios Irakleidios Monastery and was the precursor to the kingdom of Tamassos, which was a powerful force in the Iron Age.
The archaeological team was directed by Dr. Steven Falconer and Dr. Patricia Fall of Arizona State University.