An exciting journey through the colorful history of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, one of the oldest civilisations of the world.
Beautiful illustrations fire the imagination with scenes from daily life, including typical objects from each period. Look out for the figurine hidden on almost every page down through the ages.
As a leading producer of copper in antiquity, Cyprus fell prey to the big regional powers of the day. Egyptians, Persians, Phoenicians, Romans, Byzantines, Crusaders, Franks, Venetians, Ottomans and the British, all at one tome or other ruled the island and left their mark.
From the hut dwellers of Chirokitia, to ancient Greek city-kingdoms, sunken trading ships, exquisite Roman mosaics, royal weddings and brutal wars, the events that shaped the island are vividly brought to life.