Cyprus from a satellite (a picture taken by NASA).
Marble statue representing Aphrodite of the 1st century b.c.
An old map of Cyprus.
Limassol, the most important tourist and commercial centre of Cyprus,
today lies between two ancient city kingdoms, Kourion on the west and
on the east, and an hour's drive from the other regions (Paphos, Larnaca,
14km west of Limassol on the road to Paphos. A fine example of military
architecture originally constructed in the 13th century.
The Great Goddess of Cyprus may still be present all over "the
Sweet Land of Cyprus" where love so easily springs up among the beauty
of the landscape, the mildness of the climate and the charm of its people.
A Barrel-shaped ceramic jug from Cyprus, Idalion, ca. 1050-725
B.C., with painted, circular designs, red, black, cream, one handle and
central orifice. Ceramic objects such as this were traded extensively in
the Mediterranean region. From the Western Civilization exhibit at the
Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.==Smithsonian photo by
Kim Nielson. (c) 1992 Smithsonian Institution.