The ALMYRAS-Project deals with ancient copper production on Cyprus.
The excavated installations and finds come from the most complete
productive chain in ancient Cypriot copper metallurgy.
The project is a joint-venture between the Archaeometallurgical
Project of Agia Varvara-Almyras in Cyprus, the Swiss National Foundation
for Scientific Research and the Federal Laboratories for Materials
Testing and Research (EMPA).
Apart from these institutions, the project is largely sponsored
by private donors and serves as a platform to individuals and companies
to engage in the research of history of technology in combination
with cultural animation, incentive travelling and the sensibilisation
of the public for the protection of cultural heritage.
The excavation can accommodate visitors in its own premises in the
traditional Cypriot village of Alambra.