19. October 2022 @ 11:00 – 14:00 Europe/Berlin Timezone
Joint Event H2020 TexTour and H2020 ERA Chair
Joint meeting between two EU Projects for the holistic e-Documentation of the Fikardou Village in Cyprus at the presence of the Deputy Minister of Culture, the Department of Antiquities, the Commissioner for the Development of the CY mountains and the Council of Fikardou Village.
The name of the village is believed to have originated from the Greek for ‘den of fugitives’ (‘figa andron’), from the fugitives who were recruited by two dominant clans that controlled the region between 400 AD – 800 AD.
The village is the property of the CY Department of Antiquities, which in 1978 declared the entire village an “ancient monument” and a “controlled area”. It is also nominated for a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Fikardou was carefully restored to preserve the 18th century houses with their remarkable woodwork and folk architecture. Two of these – the House of Katsinioros, and the House of Achilleas Dimitris – are now owned by the Department of Antiquities, and have been turned into museums, exhibiting rural items and depicting rural life in years past.
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The event will be at the Fikardou Village in Cyprus, which is located in the Lefkosia (Nicosia) district, and sits at an altitude of 900 meters in the region of Pitsilia. The historical site can be reached by following the E903 and then the E904, finally reaching this secluded and idyllic village.