Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC

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2.7.15. Cyprus
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A. Names, significance, chronology

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Three factors determined the history of Cyprus (indigenous and Greek name: Kýpros; Neo-Assyrian Jad(a)nana; Hebrew aeraeṣ kittim, ‘isles of Kittim’; Egyptian probably iw, on the stela of  Amasis at Elephantine) in the LBA and IA. The first was the rich reserves of  copper ore on the edge of the Troödos Mountains [20]. Cop…

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Matthäus, Hartmut and Niehr, Herbert, “2.7.15. Cyprus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC, English edition by John N. Dillon; Translated by Duncan A. Smart (2018). Original German-language edition: Frühgeschichte der Mittelmeerkulturen: Historisch-archäologisches Handbuch. Herausgegeben von Anna-Maria Wittke. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 10. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2015). Consulted online on 24 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_008729>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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