April 21st, 2017By Rebekah Gregoriades
South of Mathiatis, hidden in the pinewoods at the foot of Strongylos hill, is the oldest mine of the area, which will soon come to life again with gold mining and works to restore it.
The mine dates back to 600 BC. It started out as a copper mine but gold was extracted between 1935 and 1945.
March 9th, 2016Thirty metres of cables were stolen from two electricity poles in Psematismenos early on Wednesday.
According to Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) spokeswoman Christiana Papadopoulou, the control panel at Vasilikos showed early in the day that there was no power in Psematismenos, on the old Nicosia – Limassol road.
A crew was...
July 6th, 2014Former head of the Antiquities Department Vassos Karageorghis describes what it was like the last time Cyprus had an important natural resource to trade. It was around 3,500 years ago and the resource was copper
AFTER ABOUT six thousand years of relative isolation Cyprus started exploiting her rich copper mines at the beginning of the...
July 2nd, 2014By Jean Christou
Archaeologists have discovered a treasure trove of information at the ancient site of Dromolaxia-Vizatzia, close to the Hala Sultan Tekke mosque in Larnaca, a city that was destroyed in 1200BC and never resettled.
The department of antiquities said on Wednesday that the site had been excavated by a Swedish team,...
May 28th, 2014By Constantinos Psillides
Three Romanian nationals were remanded for three days on Wednesday in connection with the theft of the bronze bust of Dervis-Ali Kavazoglu on May 26.
According to the police report, the three men were arrested on Tuesday when they visited a scrap metal factory in Yeri, in the Nicosia district, to sell the...
May 13th, 2014COPPER cable worth €11,000 was stolen from an open-air storage facility in Limassol, police said on Tuesday.
The cable, measuring 700 metres, was stolen from the fenced area, which hosts company warehouses, at around 3am.
The company uses the space to store cables.
Meanwhile in Nicosia, police arrested a 59-year-old man suspected of...
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