A Intitute for Cypriot Culture and Archaeology in Leipzig

Cyprus is com­mon­ly asso­cia­ted with the god­dess Aphro­di­te, as she is belie­ved to have emer­ged from the sea in Paphos and ente­red the world of the mor­tals. The Medi­ter­ra­ne­an island has remain­ed to this day as love­ly and diver­se as the god­dess of beau­ty hers­elf, with a stun­ning natu­ral land­scape and a mul­­ti-face­­ted cul­tu­re. Cyprus was a cent­re of trade and a start­ing point or haven for sea­fa­rers for more than 11,000 years, which explains why it may be seen as a mel­ting pot of socie­ty, cul­tu­re, the arts and poli­tics. Nowa­days, this makes the island extre­me­ly rele­vant to the Euro­pean spirit.

The Alex­an­der Mali­os Rese­arch Insti­tu­te for Cypri­ot Heri­ta­ge and Archeo­lo­gy, or AMRICHA for short, is dedi­ca­ted to rese­ar­ching, tea­ching and pre­sen­ting the cul­tu­re and histo­ry of Cyprus in the heart of Leip­zig. AMRICHA pur­sues exclu­si­ve­ly and direct­ly non-pro­­fit pur­po­ses by pro­mo­ting cul­tu­ral exch­an­ge by pro­mo­ting pro­jects for the explo­ra­ti­on of Cypri­ot cul­tu­ral heri­ta­ge and making them acces­si­ble to the public.

If you are inte­res­ted in our work and pro­jects, do not hesi­ta­te to cont­act us! Ever­yo­ne who is inte­res­ted in archeo­lo­gy and Cypri­ot cul­tu­re and heri­ta­ge is welcome!



Coll­ec­tion founder


Coll­ec­tion manage­ment and restoration

Mag. Phil.
Ire­ne Pamer, M.A.

Mem­ber of the Advi­so­ry Board,
Rese­arch assistant
and third-par­ty fun­ded projects

Advisory Committee

Prof. Dr. Ste­phan G. Schmid
Hum­­boldt-Uni­­ver­­­si­­tät zu Berlin
Dr. Ele­na Poyiadji-Richter
Archaeo­­lo­­gist-art his­­to­ri­an-museo­­lo­­gist, Nicosia
Dr. Sabi­ne Rogge
Uni­ver­si­tät Münster
Dr. Mat­thi­as Recke
Uni­ver­si­tät Frank­furt am Main
Bir­git Malios
Mana­ging Direc­tor of the Leip­zi­ger Kinderstiftung
Dipl.-Jur. Geor­gi­os Serafim