If all of the world´s cultural heritage (sports, music, fashion, architecture, literature, painting, etc..) was contained in a time capsule, what would you include to demonstrate the legacy of your country?
If all of the world scultural heritage (sports,music, fashion,architecture, literature,painting, etc..) wascontained in a timecapsule, what would you Cyprusinclude to demonstratethe legacy of your By Andreas Petsascountry?
This box contains: A dictionary of the Cypriot Dialect Cypriot poetry and music A video of traditional dance Traditional drinks The A cookbook of traditional Cypriot dishesLegacy of Handmade crafts Cyprus Pictures of historic buildings 2013
Dictionary of the Cypriot DialectAccording to German Linguist Jacob Grimm, "Our languageis our history.” This is even more evident in a dialect which isunique to a certain region and has developed over thecenturies, capturing the culture of the people who speak it.The Cypriot dialect is a variety of ancient and modern Greek,with influences from French, Italian and Turkish. This reflectsthe impact of the numerous conquerors who occupied theisland over the centuries. This unique dialect only spoken byCypriots on the island and abroad, captures the culturalheritage of my country.Therefore, to preserve the legacy of my country, I wouldplace a dictionary of the Cypriot dialect in the time capsule.In the next slides, I will use the dictionary to explain the The Cypriotetymology of the other objects I will insert in the capsule. Dialect, by Roy Papaggelou
Poetry and musicTsiatista: From the Turkish word for bastingand arguingTsiatista are rhyming, two-verse poemswhich are accompanied by music.Usually two poets would compete in a folk-rhyming competition.The theme of most Tsiatista is usuallyrelated to love and daily life. Therefore, Ithink that this form of cultural expressioncaptures a significant aspect of the Cypriotlife and should be preserved for futuregenerations.
Cypriot DanceTatsia: The word comes from the Italian wordstaccio for sieve.Tatsia is a traditional Cypriot dance which requiresstamina, good coordination and great skill by theperformer. The dancer, uses a sieve in which heplaces a glass of wine in the inside diameter. Whiledancing, he spins the sieve, making sure hedoesn’t spill the wine. On some occasions, themore skillful dancers will put more than one glassin the sieve.This form of dance was used traditionally by men tocompete with each other or to impress women.
Traditional DrinksZivania has been produced in Cyprus since the end of the 15thCentury when the island was occupied by the Venetians. Zivania ismade from the distillation of a mixture of grapes and local dry wine. Commandaria is a sweet dessert wine made in the Commandaria region of Cyprus. It was first documented on the island in 800 BC and it is the world’s oldest named wine still in production. The name originated from the Crusaders who occupied the island in the 12th century.
Cookbook of traditional Cypriot dishesMeze: Originates from the Turkish word meze for“taste, flavor, snack, relish”.Meze, is a selection of small dishes served during ameal and is common in Cyprus and the Middle East.
Cookbook of traditional Cypriot dishesSoutzoukos: from the Turkish Sheftalia: The word comeswork sujuk meaning from the Turkish word Şeftali„sausage‟. for peach.This type of dessert is made This type of Cypriot dish isfrom grape must, nuts and made from mince-meat,flour. These ingredients are parsley, onions and spicesthreaded on a string and wrapped in intestinaldipped into grape juice which membranes. It has the shapeis let to dry into a sausage of a sausage and is cookedshape. over charcoal. Halloumi: The word comes from the Arabic word hallum. Souvla is made from large pieces This is a semi-hard white of meat, placed on cheese that originated in a long skewer and Cyprus and is made from a slow cooked on mixture of goat’s and sheep’s hot charcoal. milk.
Handmade crafts: Lefkaritika The village of Lefkara in Southeastern Cyprus is famous for its traditional Lefkaritika lace. This craft was influenced by the Venetians who ruled the island in the 15th century and is still practiced today. The lace is handmade and the patterns are usually geometric shapes from Ancient Greece and the Byzantine era.
History and Architecture: Pictures of Cypriot NeighborhoodsMahallas: From the Turkish word for neighborhood.The pictures show Cyprus’s residential developmentthrough the centuries. The ancient A traditional city state of village house Salamina
History and Architecture: Pictures of Religious BuildingsReligion is an important part of the county’s history and cultural heritage. Thenumerous churches and mosques across the island, show the influence onarchitecture by the different conquerors over the years. Cyprus has two mainreligious groups, the Greek Orthodox Christians living in the South and theMuslim group mainly living in the North.