Thursday, February 17, 2011

Choirokoitia - Cyprus

This grey-green steatite figurine is probably one of the remais found in the archaeological site of Choirokoitia on the island of Cyprus. This site has been listed as a World Heritage Site since 1998.

"The Neolithic settlement of Choirokoitia, occupied from the 7th to the 4th millennium B.C., is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the eastern Mediterranean. Its remains and the finds from the excavations there have thrown much light on the evolution of human society in this key region. Since only part of the site has been excavated, it forms an exceptional archaeological reserve for future study." - in:

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