None Cypriot later History: 58 BC - 2016 AD

Cypriot  later History

During the Bronze Age Cypriot art was distinctive.  In the Archaic many influences blended to continue the distinctiveness of Cypriot style, but following this Cypriot styles were more and more provincial copies of the products of empires which dominated them.

 Until modern times Cyprus continued to be ruled by more powerful neighbours, successively under the Romans, the Byzantines (including briefly Arab/ Bizantine co-rule) and later still crusader Franks (Lusignans), Venetians, Turks and finally the British. They finally became independent in 1960, but Partition into a Turkish North and Greek South followed the Turkish invasion of north Cyprus in 1974.