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Apliki Oreinis (Greek : Απλίκι Ορεινής ) is a community in the Nicosia District of Cyprus located 4 km northeast of Palaichori..

Year Population


1960 120
1982 115
1992 104
2001 80

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.


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