|Author||VERONICA A.TATTON- BROWN|
|Publisher||BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS|
|Publication Date||October 24, 1997|
Cyprus' position at the eastern end of the Mediterranean has always played a vital role in the island's history. Poised between the major civilizations of the ancient world Mesopotamia, Assyria, and Persia in the east, Egypt to the south, and Greece and Rome in the west. Cyprus developed a unique and distinctive culture. This concise survey is an introduction to the art and culture of ancient Cyprus, from the time of the first settlers around 7000 BC to the end of the Roman period in the late fourth century AD.