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  • Πτυχίο Aρχαίας Eλληνικής Φιλολογίας και Aρχαιολογίας (B.A. summa cum laude 1978) από το Πολιτειακό Πανεπιστήμιο της Nέας Yόρκης στο Albany.
  • Mεταπτυχιακές σπουδές στην προκλασική αρχαιολογία στο Τμήμα Κλασικών Σπουδών του Πανεπιστημίου Cincinnati (Διδακτορικός τίτλος 1984).
  • Mεταδιδακτορικές σπουδές στο Iνστιτούτο Kλασικών Σπουδών του Πανεπιστημίου του Λονδίνου (1986).
  • 1982: Έκτακτη αρχαιολογική λειτουργός, Tμήμα Aρχαιοτήτων Kύπρου
  • 1987-97: Διευθύντρια του Πολιτιστικού Iδρύματος Tραπέζης Kύπρου, επιστημονική υπεύθυνη του εκδοτικού προγράμματος του Iδρύματος και έφορος των κυπρολογικών συλλογών (νομισμάτων, χαρτών και παλαιτύπων).
  • 1998-2008: Aναπληρώτρια Kαθηγήτρια Προϊστορικής και Πρωτοϊστορικής Aρχαιολογίας στο Tμήμα Iστορίας και Aρχαιολογίας
  • 2009-: Kαθηγήτρια Προϊστορικής και Πρωτοϊστορικής Aρχαιολογίας

1976-78: Fulbright Commission Travel Grant for studies in the United States of America.

1976-78: Tuition scholarship from the State University of New York at Albany.

1979-84: Louise Taft-Semple Fellow of the Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati.

1986: Centenary Bursar of the British School at Athens.

1986: Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Classical Archaeology, University College London.

1992: Grantee of the Archaeological Society of Athens in Greece.

1996: Stanley Seeger Visiting Research Fellow of the Hellenic Studies Programme, Princeton University.

2004: British Academy Visiting Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, Oxford Universit.y

2004-05: Foreign Research Fellow of the Alexander Onassis Foundation in Greece.

2011: Onassis Foundation (USA) Senior Visiting Scholar in the United States.

2018: Patron of the Greek Archaeological Committee United Kingdom (GACUK)

1998: “Cyprus. The Historicity of the Geometric Horizon”, Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus.

2000: “Archaeological Field Survey in Cyprus: Past History and Future Potentials”, Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus.

2002: “The Philia Culture and the Transition from Chalcolithic to Early Cypriot”, Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus.

2006: “Parallel Lives: Ancient Island Societies in Crete and Cyprus”, Archaeological Research Unit; University of Crete; British School at Athens.

2010: “Cyprus and the Aegean in the Early Iron Age. The legacy of Nicolas Coldstream”,An Archaeological Workshop in memory of Professor J. N. Coldstream, Archaeological Research Unit.

2012 (Μάιος): "Basileis and poleis on the island of Cyprus. The Cypriote Polities in their Mediterranean context" 

2015: ARIEL: "Ceramic identities and affinities of the region of Paphos during the Bronze Age (3rd and 2nd millennia BC)". An International Workshop organized within the framework of ARIELwith Marie Curie Fellow, Dr. Artemis Georgiou. Archaeological Research Unit.

2019 (November): "PORPHYRA: The materiality of purple dye production and use in Cyprus and the Aegean from Prehistory to the Late Roman period: An International Workshop organized with the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) Study Center for East Crete and the Archaeological Research Unit.



  • Αναπληρώτρια Κοσμήτωρ Φιλοσοφικής Σχολής (1998-2000).
  • Αντιπρόεδρος Τμήματος Ιστορίας και Αρχαιολογίας (1998-2000, 2006-2008).
  • Πρόεδρος Τμήματος Ιστορίας και Αρχαιολογίας (2000-2003).
  • Μέλος της Συγκλήτου του Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου (2000-2003).
  • Μέλος του Συμβουλίου της Φιλοσοφικής Σχολής (1998-2003, 2005-2008).
  • Μέλος της Επιτροπής Οικονομικών (2001-2002).
  • Μέλος της Ακαδημαϊκής Επιτροπής Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου για τη Σχολή Ξεναγών (2000-2001).
  • Εκπρόσωπος του Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου (με απόφαση Πρυτάνεως) στην 31η Γενική Συνέλευση της UNESCO, Παρίσι (Νοέμβριος 2001).
  • Συντονίστρια Mεταπτυχιακού Προγράμματος Mεσογειακής Aρχαιολογίας (2005-2008).
  • Μέλος της Επιτροπής Κρίσεως και της Επιτροπής Επανεξέτασης με γνωστικό αντικείμενο την «Ιστορία, Αρχαιολογία και Ελληνική Φιλολογία» του Κυπριακού Συμβουλίου Αναγνώρισης Τίτλων Σπουδών [ΚΥ.Σ.Α.Τ.Σ.] (2005-2011).
  • Μέλος της Ad hoc Eπιτροπής Περιβάλλοντος Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου (2007-2010).
  • Μέλος της Συγκλητικής Eπιτροπής για το Περιβάλλον (2011- 2012).
  • Εκπρόσωπος Φιλοσοφικής Σχολής στην Eπιτροπή Φοιτητικής Μέριμνας (2016 - 2018)
  • Επιτροπή Αξιολόγησης - Πανεπιστήμιο Διασποράς (2018)
  • Αναπληρωτής Διευθυντής Ερευνητικής Μονάδας Αρχαιολογίας (2019)
  • Mέλος του Συμβουλίου της Σχολής Μεταπτυχιακών Σπουδών (2019 - )
  • Μέλος (Αναπληρωματικό) της Επιτροπής Πειθαρχικού Ελέγχου (2019 - )
  • Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology: SIMA monographs, Sweden (Editorial Board Member)
  • Annual of the British School at Athens
  • LEMA: Levantine and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology
  • Studi Chiprioti (Advisory Board)
  • Archaeologia Polona, Journal of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland (International Advisory Board Member)

 Διδακτορικές Διατριβές - Εξωτερικός Κριτής

2004: Lindy Crewe, University of Edinburgh

2011: Anna CANNAVÒ, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa and Université Lumière Lyon 2.

2012:  Artemis Georgiou, Merton College, Oxford.

2012: Zomenia Zomeni, Oregon State University, USA.

2013: Stella Diakou, Bryn Mawr College, USA.

2013: Anna Georgiadou, University Aix - Marseille.

2015: Anna Lekka, University of Athens


Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου - Διδακτορικές Διατριβές

2007 Girogos Georgiou

2010 Anna Satraki

2021 Elisavet Stephani

2021 Thea Christoforou

2023 Zinon Socratous


ΔΙΑΛΕΞΕΙΣ ΣΤΟ ΕΞΩΤΕΡΙΚΟ (μετά από πρόσκληση) - επιλογή

2013: ‘The Palaepaphos Urban Landscape Project and the economic needs of island-based micro-states’. Colloquium, From Ptolis to Polis: Issues in the Transition of Political Economies, the American School of Classical Studies, Athens.

2014: The archaeology of urban formation in the Mediterranean: Cycles of social complexity in the context of Ancient Cyprus”. Invited speaker in La Citta Visibili Conference (Alghero, Sardinia).

2015:  “From ‘the mythical age of Cypriote archaeology’ to a 21st century landscape project: The polity of Ancient Paphos in its economic context”. The J.L. Myres Memorial Lecture, New College, University of Oxford.

2017: Political economy, state formation and urbanism in the land of Ancient Paphos (PULP 2006-2017), The Greek Archaeological Committee UK Annual Lecture, King's College, London.

2019: An unintentional colonial gift: Herbert Horatio Kitchener and the antiquity of the toponymic history of Cyprus, The National Archives, Kew Gardens, London.

2022: Central Places and their Peripheries. Cyprus's regional economic systems across the 'great divide', Heidelberg University digital research colloquium, 11 January 2022


ΔΙΔΑΣΚΑΛΙΑ σε πανεπιστήμια του εξωτερικού - Σεμινάρια κυπριακής αρχαιολογίας
2010: Trinity College Dublin
2011: University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia
2011: Trinity U., San Antonio, Texas
2011: Bryn Mawr, Philadelphia
2011: Columbia University, New York
2013: University of Sassari, Sardinia 
2017: Trinity College, Dublin
2017: University of Sassari, Sardinia
2021: University of Athens
ΑΡΧ 118 Εισαγωγή στην Αρχαιολογία της Μεσογειακής  Χαλκοκρατίας
ΑΡΧ205 Μέθοδ Ανασκ&Ανάλυσ Παλαιπάφου
ΑΡΧ209 Από τη Μινωϊκή Κρήτη στη Μυκηναϊκή Ελλάδα

APX 210 Aιγαιακή Προϊστορία Aπό την Πολιόχνη στις Xρυσές Mυκήνες

ΑΡΧ218 Η Αρχαιολογία των Πόλεων-Βασιλείων της Κύπρου
ΑΡΧ 221 Κύπρος και Κρητο-Μυκηναϊκό Αιγαίο
ΑΡΧ 276 Αρχαία Κύπρος: Από την Προϊστορία στην Ρωμαϊκή Εποχή
ΑΡΧ 236 Γνωρίστε την Αρχαία και Βυζαντινή Κύπρο: Ιστορική-Αρχαιολογική Προσέγγιση
ΑΡΧ306  Πολιτειακή οργάνωση, Αστικοποίηση και Διεθνισμός: Η Κύπρος στην Ύστερη Εποχή του Χαλκού
ΑΡΧ309 Αρχαιολογία της Κυπριακής Πρωτοϊστορίας
ΑΡΧ 310 Eρμηνευτικές Προσεγγίσεις στην Aρχαιολογία της Kυπριακής Προϊστορίας
ΑΡΧ 324 Η Αρχαιολογία των Κυπριακών Πόλεων-Βασιλείων στην Πρώτη Χιλιετία Π.Χ
ΑΡΧ 651 Μεσογειακά Νησιώτικα Τοπία / Mediterranean Island Landscapes
ΑΡΧ722 Ερμηνεύοντας την Εικόνα
ΑΡΧ723 Σικελία, Σαρδηνία, Κύπρος &Κρήτη
ΑΡΧ730 Το Αιγαίο, η Κύπρος και η Εγγύς Ανατολή στην Πρώϊμη Εποχή του Σιδήρου
ΑΡΧ731 Από τις Ακτές  του Λιβάνου στην Ισπανία
ΑΡΧ 732 Μεσογειακή Αρχαιολογία στην Εποχή του Σιδήρου: Εμπόριο, Αποικισμός και Πολιτειακή Οργάνωση

  • Αστικοποίηση και πολιτειακή οργάνωση στη δεύτερη και πρώτη χιλιετία π.Χ.
  • Αρχαιολογία των Μεσογειακών νήσων και του αποικισμού στην Ύστερη Χαλκοκρατία και την Εποχή του Σιδήρου.
  • Αρχαία Κύπρος: Αρχαιολογία του τοπίου, οικονομικά συστήματα, αστική τοπογραφία και ιστορική χαρτογραφία.


2002-2003: «The Digital Archaeological Atlas of Palaepaphos»: a cultural resources management project of the Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus.2002-2004 (Phase I), 2007- (Phase II): “Aphrodite’s Cultural Route” project. Member of scientific team. Project management: Cyprus Tourism Organisation.

2003-2007:  'Deneia:  study of regionalism, population and society in Bronze Age Cyprus' in collaboration with Pro. David Frankel and Dr Jenny Webb, La Trobe University, Melbourne. Funding: The Australian Research Council Discovery-Project Grant.

2006-2007: Special scientist (archaeologist) of the Natura 2000 Cyprus Network Project. Management plans for the protection of the Troodos forest zones of “Μadari-Papoutsa” and “Limnatis”.

2007-2010: Principal investigator of the UC applied research programme, ‘A long-term response to the need to make modern development and the preservation of the archaeo-cultural record mutually compatible operations. Pilot application at Kouklia-Palaipaphos.’

2006-2024 : Scientific director of the landscape archaeology project, PALAEPAPHOS THE URBAN LANDSCAPE PROJECT (PULP) 

2006-2024 : Director of the UC excavation project at Palaepaphos-Kouklia

2013-1017: Supervisor of the Marie Curie Awards Career Integration Grants (CIG),  ARIEL: Archaeological Investigations of the Extra-Urban and Urban Landscape in Eastern Mediterranean centres: A case-study at Palaepaphos (Cyprus)

2017-2019: Scientific director of MEANING: From the metalliferous sources to the citadel complex of Ancient Paphos: archaeo-environmental analysis of the mining and the built environment, A.G. Leventis Foundation and University of Cyprus Research Programmes

2022-2024: Scientific director of INSIGHT: A unique monument at the crossroads of political transformation.
Investigation and documentation of the Palaepaphos-Laona tumulus,A.G. Leventis Foundation and University of Cyprus Research Programmes



  • Brogan, T., Mylona, D. Iacovou, M. (eds) (Forthcoming): PORPHYRA[Conference proceedings].
  • Georgiou, A. & M. Iacovou (eds) (Forthcoming): Paphos, the Foundation Horizon, The Palaepaphos Urban Landscape Project, vol. I (SIMA)
  • HATZOPOULOS, M. and IACOVOU, M. (Eds.). (2014). ACTES DU SYMPOSIUM DE NICOSIE, 4-5 mai 2012 « BASILEIS ET POLEIS SUR L’ÎLE DE CHYPRE » Les régimes politiques chypriotes dans leur contexte méditerranéen. Paris: Centre d’Études Chypriotes Cahier 44.
  • Counts, D. & Iacovou, M. (Eds.). (2013). New Approaches to the Elusive Iron Age Polities of Ancient Cyprus. Eisenbrauns, Winona lake, Indiana: 2013 American Schools of Oriental Research.
  • Iacovou, M. (ed.), [2012], Cyprus and the Aegean in the Early Iron Age. The legacy of Nicolas Coldstream. Nicosia: The Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation[Conference proceedings].
  • Cadogan, G., M. Iacovou, K. Kopaka and J. Whitley (eds), [2012], Parallel Lives: Ancient Island Societies in Crete and Cyprus, London: British School at Athens Studies vo.20 [Conference proceedings].Iacovou, M. (ed.) 2004. Archaeological Field Survey in Cyprus: Past History, Future Potentials. London: British School at Athens Studies vol. 11. [Conference proceedings].
  • Iacovou, M. and D. Michaelides (eds) 1999. Cyprus. The Historicity of the Geometric Horizon. Nicosia: University of Cyprus. [Conference proceedings].
  • Papanikola-Bakirtzis D. and M. Iacovou (eds) 1998: Byzantine Medieval Cyprus: Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation [Articles and entries].
  • Ιacovou, M. 1988. The Pictorial Pottery of Eleventh Century B.C. Cyprus. Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology, vol. LXXIX. Goteborg.


  • Ιακώβου, Μ. 1996:* Angeliki Pieridou 1918-1973. The unknown soldier of the archaeology and the traditional culture of Cyprus. Nicosia: Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation.
  • Iacovou, M. 1994:** 16th Century Rare Maps of Cyprus. Twelve Facsimiles from the Map Collection of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation. Nicosia.
  • Iacovou, M. 1994: Monnaies de Chypre - Cypriote Coinage. Nicosie: Banque de Chypre Fondation Culturelle.
  • Iακώβου, M. 1993:* Enkomi – Salamis – Famagusta 16th c. BC – 16th c. A.D. Athens: ‘Panorama’ Cultural Society. Series: The Eastern Mediterranean.
  • Iacovou, M. 1991: Κυπριακή Νομισματοκοπία. Από τον Ευέλθοντα στο Μαρκαντώνιο Βραγαδίνο. Cypriote Coinage from Evelthon to Marc Antonio Bragadino. Nicosia: Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation
  • Hadjipaschalis, Α. and Μ. Ιacovou 1989: Maps and Atlases-Χάρτες και Άτλαντες. Nicosia: Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation.


  • Guide to Kourion. Text by The Department of Antiquities, Cyprus. Nicosia. 1987.
  • Guide to the Paphos Mosaics. Text by W.A. Daszewski, and D. Michaelides. Nicosia 1989.
  • The House of the Dragoman of Cyprus Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios. Text by Euphrosyne Rizopoulou-Egoumenidou. Nicosia 1991.
  • Guide de Khirokitia. Text by Alain le Brun. Nicosie 1996.
  • Guide to Kalavasos-Tenta. Text by Ian Todd. Nicosia 1998.
  • Lemba and Kissonerga. Text by Paul Croft et al. Nicosia 1999.
  • Guide to Amathus. Text by Pierre Aupert et al. Nicosia 2000.


  • Helen Wallis, Vignettes in the Cartographic History of Cyprus, Nicosia 1992.
  • Tony Campbell, Cyprus. The Reliability of Early Maps, Nicosia 1994.
  • Susan Gole, Maps of Cyprus on the Table of the British House (1878-1920), Nicosia 1996.
  • Susan Gole, Maps of the Mediterranean in British Parliamentary Papers 1801-1921, Nicosia 1996.


  • Iacovou, M. 2021: Cyprus in the context of Phoenician studies: the homeland evidence. In N. Chiarenza, B. D’Andrea, A. Orsingher (eds.), LRBT: Dall’archeologia all’epigrafia. Studi in onore di Maria Giulia Amadasi Guzzo (Semitica et Classica Supplementa, 3), Turnhout: Brepols.
  • Iacovou, M. 2021: The political structure of pre-Ptolemaic Cyprus. New directions on the formation of the island’s political economies. In Le pouvoir et la parole. Mélange en mémoire de Pierre CARLIER.
    Sous la direction de A. Guieu-Coppolani, M-J Werlings et J. Zurbach. Etudes Anciennes 76. De Boccard – Paris.
  • Iacovou, M. 2020: Greeks on the Island of Cyprus:“At home” on the Frontiers, in Franco De Angelis (ed), A Companion to Greeks Across the Ancient World, 248-271, Wiley Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ.
  • Georgiou, A.& Iacovou, M. (2019). 4.23: CYPRUS Chapter. In Lemos, I. & Kotsonas, A. (Eds.), A COMPANION TO THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF EARLY GREECE AND THE MEDITERRANEAN, 1133-1162, UK: Blackwell.
  • Iacovou, M. (2017). Αποτυπώματα μιας χαμένης μνήμης: νέα δεδομένα για την πολιτεία της Aρχαίας Πάφου. In Παπαδημητρίου, N. and Tόλη, M. (Ed.), ΑΡΧΑΙΑ ΚΥΠΡΟΣ Πρόσφατες εξελίξεις στην αρχαιολογία της ανατολικής Μεσογείου (pp. 189-214). Athens: Ίδρυμα Νικολάου & Ντόλλης Γουλανδρή – Μουσείο Κυκλαδικής Τέχνης.
  • Iacovou, M. (2017). Ο τύμβος της Λαόνας στην Παλαίπαφο. Από την αναγνώριση στη μέθοδο διερεύνησης. In Vlachou, V. and Gadolou, A. (Ed.), ΤΕΡΨΙΣ STUDIES IN MEDITERRANEAN ARCHAEOLOGY IN HONOUR OF NOTA KOUROU (pp. 317-329). Brussels: Centre de Recherches en Archéologie et Patrimoine
  • Iacovou, M. (2014). Chapter 53. Cyprus during the Iron Age through the Persian period. From the 11th Century BC to the Abolition of the City-Kingdoms (c.300 BC). In STEINER, M.L. & KILLEBREW, A.E. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE LEVANT (c. 8000–332 BCE) (pp. 795-824). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Iacovou, M. (2014). Political economies and landscape transformations. The case of ancient Paphos. In Webb, J. (Ed.), STRUCTURE, MEASUREMENT AND MEANING STUDIES ON PREHISTORIC CYPRUS IN HONOUR OF DAVID FRANKEL (pp. 161-174). UPPSALA: Åströms förlag.
  • Iacovou, M. (2014). ‘Working with the shadows’: in search of the myriad forms of social complexity. In Galanakis, Y., Wilkinson, T., and Bennet, J. (Ed.), ΑΘΥΡΜΑΤΑ. Critical Essays on the Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean in honour of E Susan Sherratt (pp. 117-126). Oxford: Archaeopress.
  • Iacovou, M. (2014). Chapter 43. Cyprus during the Iron Age I period (Late Cypriot IIC-IIIA) Settlement Pattern Crisis (LC IIC–IIIA) to the Restructuring (LC IIIB) of its Settlement Pattern. In STEINER, M.L. & KILLEBREW, A.E. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE LEVANT (c. 8000–332 BCE) (pp. 660-674). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Cadogan, M. Iacovou, K. Kopaka and J. Whitley 2012 (eds): ‘Introduction’, p. 1-6 of Parallel Lives. Ancient Island Societies in Crete and Cyprus, British School at Athens Studies vol.20, London.
  • Iacovou, M. 2010. “The Iron Age City-Kingdoms”. In Cyprus Crossroads of civilizations, S. Hadjisavvas (ed.). Nicosia: The Government of the Republic of Cyprus: 2010, 121-125.
  • Iacovou, M., J. Webb, E. Peltenburg, D. Frankel. 2008. « Chypre: des premieres communautes neolithiques a l/emergence de l/urbanisme», In La prehistoire du Sud-Est Europeen. Traditions et innovations. G. Kourtessi-Philippakis (ed.). ETUDES BALKANIQUES, N°15. Recherches interdisciplinaires sur les mondes hellenique et balkanique. Paris: De Boccard. 275-293.
  • Iacovou, M. 2008. Cyprus from Migration to Hellenisation. Greek Colonisation: An Account of Greek Colonies and Other Settlements Overseas, vol. 2. G.R. Tsetskhladje (ed.). Mnemosyne 193. Leiden: Brill, 219-288.
  • Iacovou, M. 2007. Advocating Cyprocentricism: An Indigenous Model for the Emergence of State Formation on Cyprus. In “Up to the Gates of Ekron” (1 Samuel 17:52), Essays on the Archaeology and History of the Eastern Mediterranean in Honor of Seymour Gitin. S. White Crawford, A. Ben-Tor, J.P. Dessel, W.G. Dever, A. Mazar, and J. Aviram (eds). Jerusalem: The Israel Exploration Society: 461-475.
  • Iacovou, M. 2006. ‘Greeks’, ‘Phoenicians’ and ‘Eteocypriots’. Ethnic Identities in the Cypriote Kingdoms. In Sweet Land...: Cyprus through the Ages, Chrysostomides, J. and Ch. Dendrinos (eds). Porphyrogenitus: Camberley: 27-59.
  • Ιακώβου, Μ. 2006. H Kύπρος στον ορίζοντα του διεθνισμού. Πολιτειακή οργάνωση και αστικοποίηση στην Ύστερη Xαλκοκρατία Chapter 2: 114-145 in the History of the Greeks. Vol. 15: CYPRUS. Αthens: Domi Editions.
  • Ιακώβου, Μ. 2006. Πρωτοϊστορική Κύπρος. Η Ιστορικότητα της Πρώϊμης Εποχής του Σιδήρου Chapter 4: 158-183 in the History of the Greeks. Vol. 15: CYPRUS. Αthens: Domi Editions.
  • Iacovou, M. 2003. The Late Bronze Age Origins of Cypriot Hellenism and the Establishment of the Iron Age Kingdoms. In From Ishtar to Aphrodite. 3200 Years of Cypriot Hellenism, Sophocles Hadjisavvas (ed.). New York: Alexander Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA): 79-85.
  • Iacovou, M. 2001. Cyprus from Alashiya to Iatnana: the protohistoric interim. In IΘAKH, Festschrift fur Jorg Schafer, Stephanie Bohn and Klaus-Valtin von Eickstedt (eds). Ergon Verlag: 85-92.
  • Ιακώβου, Μ. 1999. Κύπρος. Ιστορική – Αρχαιολογική ανασκόπηση από τους προϊστορικούς χρόνους στη ρωμαϊκή εποχή [Cyprus. History and Archaeology from the Prehistoric Age to the Roman period]. In Cyprus, a Plundered Civilisation. Μaria Anagnostopoulou (ed). Αthens: The Greek Parliament: 50-79.
  • Iacovou, M. 1992. Additions to the Corpus of Eleventh Century B.C. Pictorial Pottery. In Studies in Honour of Vassos Karageorghis, G.C. Ioannides (ed). Nicosia: Cypriote Studies: 217-226.


  • Gkouma, M., P. Karkanas & M. Iacovou 2021: A geoarchaeological study of the construction of the Laona tumulus at Palaepapaphos, Cyprus. Geoarchaeology, p.1-16.  DOI: 10.1002/gea.21850
  • Iacovou, M. 2019: Palaepaphos: Unlocking the landscape context of the sanctuary of the Cypriot goddess, in G. Papantoniou, A. Sarris, Ch. E. Morris & A. K. Vionis (eds), Unlocking Sacred Landscapes: Digital Humanities and Ritual Space, Open Archaeology 5, 204–234
  • Iacovou, M. & A. Karnava 2019: An administrative ostracon from Kouklia-Hadjiabdoullah, Cahier du Centre d’etudes chypriotes 49: 37-52
  • Iacovou, M. & Mylona, D. (2019). Purple dye production under royal management Evidence from the Cypro-Classical citadel of Ancient Paphos. Cahier du Centre d’Études Chypriotes, 49(), 
  • 2019: Lorenzon, M. & Iacovou, M. 2019 The Palaepaphos-Laona rampart. A pilot study on earthen architecture and. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 23(), 348-361.
  • Iacovou, M. 2013: Historically Elusive and Internally Fragile Island Polities: The Intricacies of Cyprus’s Political Geography in the Iron Age. BASOR, 370: 15–47.
  • Iacovou, M. 2008: Cultural and political configurations in Iron Age Cyprus. The sequel to a protohistoric episode. Forum Article in Αmerican Journal of Archaeology 112.4, 625-657.
  • Iacovou, M. 2008: The Palaepaphos Urban Landscape Project: Τheoretical background and preliminary report 2006-2007. Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus, 263-89.
  • Iacovou, M. 2007: Site size estimates and the diversity factor in Late Cypriote settlement histories. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, 348: 1-23.
  • Iacovou, M. 2004: Phoenicia and Cyprus in the first millennium BC: Two distinct cultures in search of their distinct archaeologies. Review Article in Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 336: 61-66.
  • Frankel, D., M. Iacovou, J. Webb 2003: Deneia: Preliminary Survey 2002-2003. Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus: 11-22.
  • Iacovou, M. 2002: Amathous: an Early Iron Age Polity in Cyprus. The Chronology of its Foundation. Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus: 101-126.
  • Iacovou, M. 2000: European Cartographers as Classical Scholars. Pierre Moullart-Sanson and his sources for the kingdoms of Cyprus. Cahier du Centre d'Etudes Chypriotes 30: 79-94.
  • Iacovou, M. 1999: The Greek Exodus to Cyprus: The Antiquity of Hellenism. Mediterranean Historical Review, 14(2) 1-28.
  • Iacovou, M. and A. Hermary 1999: Amathus Diplostrati T.109. Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus: 151-162.
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  • Karageorghis, V. and M. Iacovou 1982: Cypro-Geometric material from Palaepaphos. Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus: 123-137.


  • Iacovou, M. (forthcoming): The first urban landscape of Southwest Cyprus Paphos in the ‘Age of Transformations’, in P. Fischer and Teresa Bürge (eds), The Decline of Bronze Age Civilisations in the Mediterranean: Cyprus and Beyond. SIMA

  • Iacovou, M. (forthcoming): The Cyprus response “from within”: A region-specific landscape approach to the island’s political geography , (12th - 6th c. BC), in  Mait Kõiv, Raz Kletter, Urmas Nõmmik, Vladimir Sazonov and Ivo Volt (eds),  Responses to the 12th Century BC Collapse: Recovery and Restructuration in the Early Iron Age Near East and Mediterranean. Melammu Workshops and Monographs: Zaphon.

  • Iacovou, M. 2018: From the Late Cypriot polities to the Iron Age ‘kingdoms’. Understanding the political landscape of Cyprus from within, in A. Cannavó & L. Thély (eds), Les royaumes de Chypre à l’épreuve de l’histoire. BCH-Supplément 60, 7–2.
  • Papantoniou, G, Kyriakou, N. Sarris, A. and Iacovou, M. (2015). SACRED TOPOGRAPHY IN IRON AGE CYPRUS: THE CASE OF VAVLA-KAPSALAES. In Papadopoulos, C., Paliou, E., Chrysanthi, A. Kotoula, E. and Sarris, A. (Ed.), Archaeological Research in the Digital Age,1st CAA GR Conference (pp. 70-75). Rethymnon: Institute for Mediterranean Studies – Foundation of Research and Technology. 
  • Iacovou, M. 2013. Paphos before Palaepaphos. New approaches to the history of the Paphian kingdom, in D. Michaelides (ed), Epigraphy, Numismatics, Prosopography and History of Ancient Cyprus. Papers in Honour of Ino Nicolaou (SIMA Pocket-book 179), 275–291, Uppsala.
  • Ιacovou, M. 2013.  Aegean‐Style Material Culture in Late Cypriote III: Minimal Evidence, Maximal Interpretation, in A. Killebrew & G. Lehmann (eds), The Philistines and Other “Sea Peoples” in Text and Archaeology, 585-618.  Society of Biblical Literature: Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Iacovou, M. 2013. The Cypriot syllabary as a royal signature. The political context of the syllabic script in the Iron Age. In Ph. Steele (ed.), Syllabic Writing on Cyprus and its context,  133-152. Cambridge University Press.
  • Iacovou, M. 2012. Cyprus’s political trajectory in antiquity: state formation and the minimum requirement economic model. In Parallel Lives: Ancient Island Societies in Crete and Cyprus, Cadogan, G., M. Iacovou, K. Kopaka and J. Whitley (eds). London: British School at Athens Studies vol.
  • Iacovou, M. 2012. External and Internal Migrations During the 12th Century BC: Setting the Stage for an Economically Successful Early Iron Age in Cyprus, in M. Iacovou (ed), Cyprus and the Aegean in the Early Iron Age: The Legacy of Nicolas Coldstream, 207–227, Nicosia
  • Iacovou, M. 2012. From Regional Gateway to Cypriot Kingdom. Copper Deposits and Copper Routes in the Chora of Paphos. In Eastern Mediterranean Metallurgy and Metalwork in the Second Millennium BC. A conference in honour of James D. Muhly. V. Kassianidou and G. Papasavvas (eds). Oxford: Oxbow: 56-67.
  • Iacovou, M. 2006. A contretemps. The Late Helladic IIIC syntax and context of Early Iron Age Pictorial Pottery in Cyprus. In Pictorial Pursuits. Figurative Painting on Mycenaean and Geometric Pottery, Eva Rystedt and Berit Wells (eds), Stockholm: Swedish Institute in Athens: 191-203.
  • Iacovou, M. 2006. From the Mycenaean QA-SI-RE-U to the Cypriote PA-SI-LE-WO-SE: The basileus in the kingdoms of Cyprus. In Ancient Greece from the Mycenaean Palaces to the Age of Homer, S. Deger-Jalkotzy and I. Lemos (eds). Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh Leventis Studies 3: 315-335.
  • Iacovou, M. 2005. The Early Iron Age Urban Forms of Cyprus, in Mediterranean Urbanization 800-600 B.C., Robin Osborne and Barry Cunliffe (eds), Proceedings of the British Academy 126. Oxford: Oxford University Press: 17-43.
  • Iacovou, M. 2005. Cyprus at the dawn of the first millennium BC: cultural homogenization versus the tyranny of ethnic identifications. In Archaeological Perspectives on the Transmission and Transformation of Culture in the Eastern Mediterranean, Joanne Clarke (ed.). Oxbow: Levant Supplementary Series 2: 125-134.
  • Iacovou, M. 2004. Mapping the ancient kingdoms of Cyprus. Cartography and classical scholarship during the Enlightenment. Ιn Eastern Mediterranean Cartographies, George Tolias and Dimitris Loupis (eds). Athens: Institute for Neohellenic Research, Tetradia Ergasias 25-26: 263-285.
  • Iacovou, M. 2004. Editor’s Preface, in Archaeological Field Survey in Cyprus: Past History Future Potentials. M. Iacovou (ed.).British School at Athens Studies 11: 11-15.
  • Iacovou M. 2002. From ten to naught. Formation, consolidation and abolition of Cyprus’ Iron Age polities. Actes du colloque international ‘Le temps des royaumes de Chypre, XIII-IV s. av. J.-C. Hommage a Marguerite Yon’. A. Hermary (ed.). Cahiers du Centre d’Etudes Chypriotes 32: 73-87.
  • Iacovou, M. 2001. Survey archaeology and its scientific potentials: Not a panacea but a step in the right direction. Ιn Whither Archaeology, Zbigniew Kobylinsky (ed.). Warsaw: Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences: 136-148.
  • Iacovou, M. 1999. Excerpta Cypria Geometrica. Materials for a History of Geometric Cyprus. In Cyprus. The Historicity of the Geometric Horizon, M. Iacovou and D. Michaelides (eds). Nicosia: University of Cyprus: 141-163.
  • Iacovou, M. 1998. Philistia and Cyprus in the Eleventh Century: from a similar prehistory to a diverse protohistory. In Mediterranean Peoples in Transition: Thirteenth to Early Tenth Century B.C.E., S. Gitin, A. Mazar, E. Stern (eds). Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Journal: 332-344.
  • Iacovou, M. 1997. Images in Silhouette: The missing link of the figurative representations on Eleventh Century BC Cypriote Pottery. In Four Thousand Years of Images on Cypriote Pottery, V. Karageorghis, R. Laffineur, Fr. Vandenabeele (eds). Brussels-Liege-Nicosia: 61-71.
  • Iacovou, M. 1994. The Topography of Eleventh Century BC Cyprus. In Cyprus in the 11th century B.C., V. Karageorghis (ed). Nicosia. University of Cyprus: 149-165.
  • Iacovou, M. 1991. Proto-White Painted Pottery: A Classification of the Ware. In Cypriot Ceramics. Reading the Prehistoric Record, J. Barlow, D. Bolger, B. Kling (eds). University Museum Monograph 74. Philadelphia: 199-205.
  • Iacovou, M. 1989. Society and Settlements in Late Cypriote III. In Early Society in Cyprus, E. Peltenburg (ed). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press: 52-59.


  • Agapiou, A., Iacovou, M. and Sarris, A. 2011. Spatial analysis of the Bronze Age sites of the region of Paphos in southwest Cyprus with the use of Geographical Information Systems. In CAA 2010 - Fusion of Cultures: Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, F. J. Melero and Pedro Cano (eds), Granada (Spain). 
  • Iacovou, M., E. Stylianides, A. Sarris and A. Agapiou 2009: ‘A long-term response to the need to make modern development and the preservation of the archaeo-cultural record mutually compatible operations: the GIS contribution’, 22nd CIPA Symposium, October 11-15, 2009. Kyoto, Japan (Comite International de Photogrammetrie Architecturale) (cipa.icomos.org/text%20files/KYOTO/199.pdf – last accessed 3/12/11).
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  • Iacovou, M. 2000. Survey to the rescue of the archaeological landscape. The link between regional survey projects and cultural heritage management. In A Living World Heritage. The Shared Ethical Responsibilities of Universities. Byblos & Beirut: UNESCO Fifth International Seminar: 70-75.


  • Iacovou, M. (2019). Philippa Steele (2019), Writing and Society in Ancient Cyprus, Cambridge U. Press. Journal of Greek Archaeology, 4, 443-448.
  • Iacovou, M. (2017) Gaignerot-Driessen, Fl., Driessen, J. (2017). Cretan Cities: Formation and Transformation. Journal of Greek Archaeology, 2(2), 395-401.
  • Iacovou, M. 2007: Kypris: the Aphrodite of Cyprus. Ancient Sources and Archaeological Evidence, by Jacqueline Karageorghis, Pp. xvii+269, figs. 329. A.G. Leventis Foundation, Nicosia 2005. In American Journal of Archaeology 111.3: 586-588.
  • Iacovou, M. 2005: Klavdhia-Tremithos. A Middle and Late Cypriote Bronze Age Site, by Kjell Malmgren (with an appendix by Parvine H. Merrillees). (SIMA Pocket Book 159.) Pp. 159, figs. 15, pls. 46. Paul Astroms Forlag, Jonsered 2003. In American Journal of Archaeology 109.1: 104-106.