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!