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Apliki is located in Cyprus
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 34°55′51″N 33°7′1″E / 34.93083°N 33.11694°E / 34.93083; 33.11694Coordinates: 34°55′51″N 33°7′1″E / 34.93083°N 33.11694°E / 34.93083; 33.11694
Country  Cyprus
District Nicosia District
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 80
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Apliki (Greek: Απλίκι) is a small village in the Nicosia District of Cyprus, located 4 km northeast of Palaichori.

Apliki was a copper mining region dating from the late 14th Century BC. Excavations show it to have been a smelter site, built on rocky terraces. Four houses were excavated, with rich findings, including an ivory cylinder, a cylinder seal of steatite and a gold earring.


  • Joan du Plat Taylor 1952. A Late Bronze Age Settlement at Apliki, Cyprus. Ant Journal 32, 133-167.
  • Bernhard Knapp 2003, The Archaeology of Community on Bronze Age Cyprus: Politiko Phorades in Context. American Journal of Archaeology 107, 574.
  • J. D. Muhly 1989, The Organisation of the Copper Industry in Late Bronze Age Cyprus. In E. Peltenburg (Hrsg.), Early Society in Cyprus. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 307.
  • J. D. Muhly 1991, The Development of Copper Metallurgy in Late Bronze Age Cyprus. In: N. H. Gale (Hrsg.), Bronze Age Trade in the Mediterranean. Jonsered, Paul Åströms Förlag, 183.
  • Rodney Tylecote 1981, From Pot Bellows to Tuyeres. Levant 13, 111, 116.


  1. ^ Census 2001