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Excavations at Alassa by Cypriot archaeologists in the early 1980s unearthed the ruins of a Bronze Age city. Among other findings were the remains of a palace, suggesting that the site once had a much greater importance as a local trading center. Whether Alassa was the capital of the ancient kingdom known as Alashiya remains a question of debate. The archaeologist Claude Schaeffer has made certain claims in this regard.[verification needed]
Alassa has been developed in modern times as a park-like tourist centre.
- Census 2001
- S. Hadjisavvas: Alassa. A New Late Cypriot Site. In: Report of the Department of Antiquities Cyprus 1986. pp. 62–76
- C. F. A. Schaeffer: Enkomi-Alasia. Nouvelles missions en Chypre, 1946–1950. Paris 1952.
- "Limassol, Cyprus".