Chronological History

  • 1450 BC Beginning of Egyptian domination of Cyprus
  • Beginning in 710 BC -  For a period of 7 Cypriot kings the island came under Assyrian sovereign and administration
  • 525 BC Occupation of Cyprus by the Persians
  • 294-258 BC Ptolemaic period
  • 58 BC-AD 395 Roman domination of Cyprus
  • AD 395-1191 With the division of the Roman Empire, Cyprus became part of the Byzantine Empire
  • 1192-1489 Reign of the Lusignans
  • 1489-1571 Venetian domination of Cyprus
  • 1571-1878 Conquest of Cyprus by the Ottoman Army under the command of Lala Mustafa Pasa and Turkish rule
  • 1878-1960 Ottoman defensive alliance with Britain. Cyprus leased to Britain and passes into British Administration
  • 1960-1963 Republic of Cyprus
  • 1964-1974 Separate Turkish and Greek Administrations
  • 20 July1974 Turkish Peace Operation
  • 13 February 1975 Founding of the Turkish Federated State of Kibris in North Cyprus
  • 15 November 1983 Proclamation of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Stone Age:

Neolithic I
7000 - 6000 BC

Neolithic Il
4500 - 3900 BC

Chalcohithic
3900 - 2600 BC

Bronze Age:

Early Bronze Age
2300 - 1850 BC

Middle Bronze Age
1900 1600 BC

Late Bronze Age
1650 - 1050 BC

Iron Age:

Geometric Period
1050 - 750 BC

Archaic Period
750 - 475 BC

Classical Period
475 - 325 BC

Hellenistic Period
325 - SB BC

Roman Period
58 BC - 330 AD

Byzantine Period
330 - 1191

Frankish Period (Lusignans)
1192 ? 1489

Venetian Period
1489 - 1571

Ottoman Era
1571 - 1878

British Rule
1878 - 1960

Republic of Cyprus
1960 -

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