Alampra

Alampra
Αλάμπρα
Alampra is located in Cyprus
Alampra
Alampra
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 34°59′30″N 33°24′0″E / 34.99167°N 33.40000°E / 34.99167; 33.40000Coordinates: 34°59′30″N 33°24′0″E / 34.99167°N 33.40000°E / 34.99167; 33.40000
Country Cyprus
DistrictNicosia District
Population
 (2001)[1]
 • Total1,140
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Alampra or Alambra (Greek: Αλάμπρα) is a village located in the Nicosia District of Cyprus.

Excavations took place here between 1974 and 1985, where the remains of a Middle Bronze Age (ca. 1900-1650 BC) settlement were found. Several residential buildings, rectangular houses with several rooms were found. They are considered among the earliest rectangular buildings in Cyprus.[2] Cattle, deer, pig and goat bones and ceramics were also found which were important to clarify the development of Bronze Age pottery in Cyprus. Ceramic figurines and copper objects were also found, but no signs of copper processing.

The name of the village was first recorded in the 5th century BC Idalion Tablet, where the doctor Onasilos was given a plot of land in that area in exchange for his medical services during an invasion against the city of Idalion by the joint forces of Kition and the Persians.[3]

References

  1. ^ Census 2001
  2. ^ J. E. Coleman u. a.: Alambra. A Middle Bronze Age Settlement in Cyprus, Archaeological Investigations by Cornell University 1974-1985, Jonsered 1996
  3. ^ Georgiadou, Anna (2015). "The Tablet of Idalion (ICS 217)". kyprioscharacter.eie.gr. Retrieved 2018-10-29.

External links

  • Maplandia


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