Kokkinokremnos

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Kokkinokremnos (red cliff)[1] was a late Bronze Age settlement on Cyprus, abandoned after a brief occupation. The causes for its abandonmenment are disputed; although it occurred during the general decline of civilisation at the time, there are no distinctive traces of destruction. The presence of various caches concealed by metalsmiths suggests that the population left, intending to return to reclaim the treasures, in turn suggesting they were killed or enslaved.

History[edit]

Priscilla Keswani said in her book in 2004 that "Still other small centers such as Maa Palaeokastro and Pyla Kokkinokremos may conceivably have been founded as outposts of other larger urban settlements like Kouklia or Kition, thus constituting externally imposed foci of elite power within the surrounding countryside."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Excerpt of wall mounted text in exhibit room number 2 at Larnaca District Museum.
  2. ^ Keswani, Priscilla (2004). Mortuary Ritual and Society in Bronze Age Cyprus. p. 155. Still other small centers such as Maa Palaeokastro and Pyla Kokkinokremos may conceivably have been founded as outposts of other larger urban settlements like Kouklia or Kition, thus constituting externally imposed foci of elite power within the surrounding countryside.