Kourion was an important city-kingdom in antiquity and one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Cyprus. The magnificent Greco-Roman theatre was built in the 2nd century BC and extended in the 2nd century AD. Today the theatre has been completely restored and is used for musical and theatrical performances. Excavations have unearthed the “House of Eustolios”, originally a private villa, which during the Early Christian period was turned into a public recreation centre. It consists of a complex of baths and rooms with beautiful 5th century AD mosaic floors. The early Christian basilica dates back to the 5th century AD and was probably the Cathedral of Kourion, with separate baptistery on the external northern side. The “House of Achilles” and the
Located on the site of an ancient Roman camp, Strasbourg Cathedral stands out for its height : its tower , completed in 1439 , is the highest of Christianity. Sculptures and stained glass windows tell the sacred history, as well as allegories and symbols of the Middle Ages. Inside, in addition to the windows of the twelfth and fourteenth centuries and the magnificent Gothic style chair , the famous as tronomical clock is a spectacle in itself with its daily procession of apostles (at around 12.30).
La Maison Kammerzell
The construction of this house, which studs are among the most richly decorated of the city, dates back to the year 1427. However, the building will take its final appearance in 1589. Built by the famous cheese merchant Martin Braun, in this very special Renaissance style, the ground floor is made of stone and the upper floors with carved wooden windows in a”cul-de-bouteille” style.
What are the prinicipal missions of the Council of Europe?
o protect human rights, democracy and the rule of law.
o developping economy
o organising the military defense
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