Cyprus – Archeology – Discoveries at the Agios Tychonas site (July 13, 2016)


The French-Cypriot archaeological excavations conducted at the Agios Tychonas site near Limassol have led to the discovery of major structures dating from the Neolithic period, which could represent the earliest evidence of human agriculture in the world.

These excavations were conducted in June 2016 by the French Archaeological Mission led by Jean François Briois (EHESS (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales)) and Jean-Denis Vigne (French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)) and supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.

France, together with the French School in Athens, the CNRS, and the EHESS, has enjoyed a very active partnership in the archeological field with Cyprus for many years; this partnership is one of the priority areas of our bilateral cooperation.