Berry Tree, Trees of Cyprus Thematic Issue, Republic of Cyprus
Description:Trees of Cyprus are part of the natural heritage of the island. Two thousand years ago Eratosthenes (c.276194 B.C.), Greek astronomer and scholar had said that the fields of Cyprus
were so densely covered with trees that the land could not be cultivated. Even though trees were cut down for shipbuilding and the continuous smelting of minerals (copper being one such metal), no human device could exhaust the wood. It was therefore decided by the Council that every man would be allowed to own whatever land he could bring into cultivation by cutting down the trees. Fertile fields were thus created but times have since changed and conservation and re-forestation are orders of the day.
Source:Cyprus Post, Republic of CyprusΚυπριακά Ταχυδρομεία, Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία
Publisher:Library of Cyprus University of TechnologyDigital Heritage Research Lab of Cyprus University of Technology
Contributor :Designer: A. A. Ioannides
Απαγορεύεται η δημοσίευση ή αναπαραγωγή, ηλεκτρονική ή άλλη χωρίς τη γραπτή συγκατάθεση του δημιουργού.
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Cyprus Post, Republic of Cyprus and Κυπριακά Ταχυδρομεία, Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία, “Berry Tree, Trees of Cyprus Thematic Issue, Republic of Cyprus,” Αψίδα, accessed August 6, 2021, https://apsida.cut.ac.cy/items/show/15146.