The ALMYRAS-Project deals with ancient copper production
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
The excavation can accommodate visitors in its own premises
in the traditional Cypriot village of Alambra.