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Archeologists found 4000 year old settlement

22 July 2009 / 09:07:09  GRReporter
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Archeologists found a 4000 year old settlement around St. Iraklodios monastery in Troulya – about 25km southeast of the Cyprian capital Nicosia. The scientists believe that the ruins date from 2000-1500 years B.C. or from the middle of the Bronze Age. According to the Cyprian archeological institute most likely the discovered village preceded the ancient Tamasol, which existed in the region before 1000B.C. Doing the diggings were students and professors from Cyprus, Canada and the USA. With the approval of the Archeological institute in Cyprus, the works on the site are done by the University of Arizona under the supervision of Steven Falconer and Patricia Fall.

This year the diggings are done in the west part of Troulya village, where the ruins of some houses are found, which are situated in a big common yard. From the findings historians conclude that the population had actively focused on farming, cultivating grains and bronze and they had advanced ceramics. All the findings lead to the conclusion that the settlement was at its peak during the Bronze Era and it was preceding the birth of the central Cyprian cities, which scientists are dating to the Late Bronze Era. Studying Troulya will help scientists explain the reasons and the way Cyprian ancient cities were created and had been developing.

Archeologists hope that the new diggings in the western part of the settlement will reveal findings from human life and activity from even earlier periods of the Bronze Era.

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