Monumental Architecture

Goat horn core

Ashlar construcction
The "Hearth Room"
Alassa-Palaiotaverna

A new style of architecture marks the Late Bronze Age on Cyprus: imposing buildings of ashlar (heavy, squared-off stone blocks). This building technique came to Cyprus from Syria and reflects the wealth and power of the elite classes that ruled Cyprus at this time. Some of the buildings feature such innovations as indoor baths and freestanding hearths.