Soli (Cyprus), the inaccessible city. “Mining” the hinterland for clues

Lecture by Kristina Winther Jacobsen (The Danish Institute in Athens).

2017.11.16 | Julie Thomsen Raunstrup

Date Tue 20 Feb
Time 12:00 13:00
Location Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet) Aarhus University Moesgård Allé 20, DK-8270 Højbjerg Denmark Building 4230-232


Since 1974 northern Cyprus has been occupied by Turkey, and in the absence of legal authorities the archaeological sites in this region have become inaccessible to archaeologists. The location of the city of Soli suggests that it was the main export site of Cypriot copper, a trade which was pivotal to the explosion of the Mediterranean and Near Eastern Late Bronze Age cultures. Based on the survey of the hinterland of Soli and one of its greatest copper resources at Skouriotissa, I will discuss the evidence for the character of Soli during the Roman period.

History and archaeology, Lecture/talk