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).

Objectives

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
Course schedule
DAY 1
  • Prehistoric Cyprus (9000-1050 BC)
  • Neolithic Age (8200-3900 BC)
  • Chalcolithic Age (3900-2500 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
  • Bronze Age (2500-1050 BC)
  • Geometric period (1050 -750 BC)
  • Archaic period (750 - 475 BC)
  • Visit to Kourion ancient city which was one of the island’s most important city-kingdoms in antiquity.
  • The Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates
DAY 3
  • Classical period (475 – 312 BC)
  • Roman Times (58 BC- 395 AD)
  • Medieval Times (4th c. – 15th c. AD)
  • Early Christian (395 AD- mid 7th c. AD)
  • Visit to the Limassol Archaeological Museum
DAY 4
  • Byzantine –Arab raids (mid 7th c. - 965 AD)
  • Period of Arab raids (7th c -10th c. AD)
  • Visit to the Limassol historical center
  • Byzantine (965 AD- 1191 AD)
  • Frankish period (1191 – 1489 AD)
  • Visiting Medieval castle and Museum
DAY 5
  • Visiting Nicosia Historical center
  • Visiting Cyprus handicraft Center
  • Leventis Museum
  • Visiting the green line between the two communities
  • Ottoman Period (1571-1878 AD)
  • Venetian Period (1489-1571 AD)
DAY 6
  • British period (1878 -1960 AD)
  • The Republic of Cyprus, the Turkish invasion, European Union entry (1960 – Today)
DAY 7 (optional)

TOUR TO PAPHOS

  • Visiting Paphos Archaeological Park with Roman mosaics, Paphos Medieval Castle and port.
Course fees

480 euro (6-day) & 560 euro (7-day)

Sessions
  • 04.06.2022 - 09.06.2022
  • 16.07.2022 - 21.07.2022
  • 20.08.2022 - 25.08.2022
  • 29.10.2022 - 03.11.2022  Confirmed
  • 04.02.2023 - 09.02.2023
  • 22.04.2023 - 27.04.2023
  • 03.06.2023 - 08.06.2023
  • 15.07.2023 - 20.07.2023
  • 19.08.2023 - 24.08.2023
  • 11.11.2023 - 16.11.2023

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