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 island.

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 of Cyprus.

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.