My recent trip to Cyprus (Read more: The land of never-ending summer : Cyprus) won´t be complete without a touch of art & history. The Roman Mosaics in Kato Paphos Archaeological Park should be a must stop for all the art lovers…
Roman mosaics / Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
“The object of Art is to give life a shape.”
– William Shakespeare
Is art important?
Understanding our PAST contributes to who we are in the NOW. Art is the best and the most visual reflection of every nation´s history and culture. Through symbols, colors and materials we are able to meet our ancestors, those who lived on this planet centuries ago. Through art we can touch the eternity…
Therefore, I try to include into my travel plans as many cultural visits as I can. So, even when you´re heading to the land of never-ending summer, the sunny Cyprus, – there is always more to the story. I believe art gives us knowledge, understanding and inspiration – and as for me, it makes my travel experiences even more enriching and unique.
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park is composed by several houses and expositions. “House of Dionysus” has the most impressive mosaics, restored as a part of Roman villa, dating back to the 2nd century A.D. The archeologists say the house belonged to a member of ruling Roman class.
2nd century A.D?! you´d ask – Yes, the 2nd century A.D. It is unbelievable how well preserved are these mosaics. And yet everything our humanity has created in the last centuries constantly needs renovation or restoration. Funny, right?! Makes me question sometimes the real progress of our modern society.