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The History of the Aphrodite's Island

Publié dans Cyprus

 

Cyprus, the third largest island of the Mediterranean, and standing on the border of the Eastern and Western worlds has always captured the interests and attentions of more powerful outside forces. Over the centuries, the island has been ruled by the Assyrians, Phoenicians, Persians, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans and Byzantines from the ancient world. The middle ages saw the Crusaders, Lusignans, the Genoese and the Venetians in charge, while in more recent times, it was the turn of the Ottomans  and the British. Even today, while theoretically independent, the Greeks, Turks, Europe and the USA all try to extend their influence over the island. 

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Publié à 23:57, le 11/12/2010, Vannes
Mots clefs : historyTurkeyconflict


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