Politiko

Politiko
Πολιτικό
Royal tomb, Tamassos
Royal tomb, Tamassos
Politiko is located in Cyprus
Politiko
Politiko
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 35°1′40″N 33°14′31″E / 35.02778°N 33.24194°E / 35.02778; 33.24194Coordinates: 35°1′40″N 33°14′31″E / 35.02778°N 33.24194°E / 35.02778; 33.24194
Country Cyprus
DistrictNicosia District
Population
 (2001)[1]
 • Total369
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Politiko (Greek: Πολιτικό) is a village located in the Nicosia District of Cyprus. The hamlet of Filani is part of this municipality.

The centre of the ancient city-kingdom Tamassos is believed to be under the village of Politiko and the nearby Greek Orthodox monastery of "Agios Herakleidios". On a hill in Politiko was the ancient city of Tamasos, whose excavations are visible.

The monastery of Agios Herakleidios, is dedicated to Saint Heraklidios, a 1st-century Christian who was born in Tamassos, and who accompanied Saint Paul and Saint Barnabas on his trip to Cyprus and was ordained as the first bishop of that place. The church was rebuilt in 18th century, after the original building, which was destroyed in the 5th century.

References

  1. ^ Census 2001
Bronze "Chatsworth Head", probably of Apollo, c. 460 BC, found at Tamassos, 1836, and purchased by the Duke of Devonshire (British Museum)


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