The Land of Kuri: How American and Cypriot Archaeologists Revealed the Past of the Island's Southern Shore
by Dr. Stuart Swiny, Director, Institute of Cypriot Studies, University at Albany
The ancient city kingdom of Kourion, on the south coast of Cyprus, has been the focus of archaeological investigation for nearly 150 years. Its location and natural resources attracted the earliest settlers to the island, and its prominence has continued into modern times. Dr. Swiny will provide an overview of the region's archaeology, showing how it represents a microcosm of Cypriot antiquity as a whole. He will emphasize some of the most important discoveries as well as the colorful individual explorers who made them.