UNFOLDING 11 000 YEARS OF HISTORY- Ancient Greek history, mythology & art (6-day/7-day course) LIMASSOL

The history of Cyprus is one of the oldest in the world. The first signs of civilization, traced through archaeological excavations, date back to the 9th millennium BC, covering 11,000 years of history. Strategically located at the crossroads of three continents (Africa, Asia and Europe), Cyprus has been conquered by civilizations that dominated the eastern Mediterranean at various times. Participants will have the opportunity to enrich their historical background; explore the island and visit monuments and museums.

This 6-day course is addressed to teachers, school staff and adults who have interest about ancient Greek history, mythology, and art. Discussions, site visits and group work will encourage sharing ideas and exchange of practice between participants. There is also the possibility to extend the course to 7-day.

The course fees are 480 euro (6-day) & 560 euro (7-day).

During the course, participants will:

  • be informed about the various historical periods of the island (Ancient Times, Middle Ages and Modern Times)
  • search for myths and legends in various historical places
  • examine how the island acquired a Greek identity through the ages
  • find common historical and cultural links with other civilizations
  • explore archaeological sites, monuments, museums
  • discuss practical guidelines to explore monuments, museums and artworks
  • experience the culture and traditions of the island

DAY 1

  • Prehistoric Cyprus (9000-1050 BC)
  • Historic Times (1050 -480 BC)
  • Visit to the Neolithic settlement of Choirokoitia, (7th to the 4th millennium B.C.), one of the most important prehistoric sites in the eastern Mediterranean.

DAY 2

  • Classical, Hellinistic and Roman Period (475 BC -395 AD)
  • Mythology
  • Visit to Kourion ancient city which was one of the island’s most important city-kingdoms in antiquity.

DAY 3

  • Byzantine Period (395-1191 AD)
  • Visit the Limassol Archaeological Museum

DAY 4

  • Frankish Period (1192 - 1489 AD)
  • The Venetians in Cyprus (1489 - 1571 AD)
  • Visit the Limassol Castle and Medieval Museum

DAY 5

  • Cyprus becomes part of the Ottoman Empire (1571 - 1878 AD)
  • British rule (1878 - 1960 AD)
  • Tour in the city center

DAY 6

  • The Republic of Cyprus, the Turkish invasion, European Union entry (1960 – Today)
  • Art through the ages

DAY 7 (optional)

TOUR TO PAPHOS

Visit to Paphos Archaeological Park with Roman mosaics, Paphos Medieval Castle and port.

Sessions:

  • 13.02.2021 - 18.02.2021
  • 24.04.2021 - 29.04.2021
  • 12.06.2021 - 17.06.2021
  • 24.07.2021 - 29.07.2021
  • 11.12.2021 - 16.12.2021
  • 05.02.2022 - 10.02.2022
  • 09.04.2022 - 14.04.2022
  • 04.06.2022 - 09.06.2022
  • 16.07.2022 - 21.07.2022
  • 20.08.2022 - 25.08.2022
  • 12.11.2022 - 17.11.2022

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