Three of Cyprus’ main historical figures are Caterina Cornaro, Glafcos Clerides, and Aphrodite the goddess of love. Caterina Cornaro was the last reigning Queen of Cyprus during the Venetian period. Glafcos Clerides was the leader of the Greek-Cypriot Community. Aphrodite is the goddess of love and it is said that Cyprus was her island and birthplace. (deTraci Regula)
Folk Art in Cyprus plays a very extremely important in the history of the country. In difficult times Cypriots will turn to art. They consider it a wa to keep their spirits up and carry on the tradition of their ancestors. (http://www.kontoyiannis-house-cyprus.com/cyprusfolkart.htm) Some forms of folk art are painting, music, dance, and stained glass windows.
For the Cyprus flag, it’s picture of the map of Cyprus with two olive branches as a symbol of peace. I made it the background because I thought I would use the map as an actual map to draw the mountains and such. The two olive branches symbolize peace, as does the white background. The flag was made in 1960 shortly after independence. (http://www.mapsofworld.com/flags/cyprus-flag.html)
Some physical geographic features of Cyprus are the Kyrenia Mountains, Troodos Mountains, Mesaoria Plain, and the Pedias River. The Kyrenia Mountains are also known as “The Five Finger Mountains” because of the Byzantine hero Dighenis’ imprint. The Troodos Mountains stretch across the center of Cyprus and are very close to the Mediterranean Sea. The Mesaoria Plain lies between two mountain ranges and its name means “Between the Mountains”. The Pedias River never flows by itself, only by heavy rainfall from the mountains.
Three major exports of Cyprus are citrus fruits, potatoes and oils. Citrus fruits such as lemons and oranges are bountiful in Cyprus. Cyprus has an abundant supply of potatoes. Cyprus has many natural oils.