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date: 04 August 2020

Cyprus, 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
Author(s):
John RobertsJohn Roberts

third largest Mediterranean island. Though mountainous, its central plain is fertile. Rainfall is uncertain, drought endemic, and fertility dramatically responsive to irrigation capacity. Copper ore has been exploited since prehistory. Timber resources played a major role in the region's naval history.... ...

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