Cyprus, though a small island,
has always played an important role in the history
of the Mediterranean, far exceeding its size.
The first signs of undisputed human activity can
be traced back to the 8th millennium BC when the
first settlements are encountered. Vestiges of
such early communities are found all over the
When we speak of the past of Cyprus, we must
bear in mind that we are speaking of a country
which prides itself on being the living continuation
of one of the world's oldest civilizations.
"Petra tou Romiou" near Paphos, as
per ancient myth, is the Birthplace of Aphrodite,
Cyprus Goddess of beauty.
Everyone is very well aware of
the link, during Antiquity, between the island
of Cyprus and the most popular deity, Aphrodite.
According to ancient myths, Aphrodite, goddess
of beauty, fertility, and in the final analysis,
of life itself and omnipotent nature, was of Cypriot
origin, and was born from the waves off the coast
If were truly possible to seek scientific knowledge
as codified expression in ancient myths, then
we should consider the link between Cyprus and
its great goddess Aphrodite, especially successful.
Aphrodite was born from the sea. And so was Cyprus.