Alambra is a village with interesting history, rich tradition and remarkable archaeological locations. The beginning of history is back to the mid-season of copper. This is evidenced by the excavations, which in particular, brought to light a beautiful settlement of that time, as well as a cemetery about 150 meters from the settlement.
Between them, funeral furnishings found various bronze objects, such as knives, axes, swords, jaws and tools of various shapes.
An important source for the history of Alambra during the Classical era, namely the 5th century BC, is considered to be the sign of the Idalio, which is written in the Cypriot-Sylvan alphabet.
The Community Council quotes the translation of the billboard in the European Heritage Days magazine: “When the Medes and the Kittians besieged the city of Idalio, the year of Philokypros, his son Onassagoras, King Stasikipros and the city had called the doctor Onassilos the son of Onesikyprus, and his brothers to treat the wounded in the battle without pay (on the part of the same injured).
The king and the city agreed to give Onassilos and his siblings a fee and a bonus from the King’s House and from the city a silver talent, or instead of the amount of one talent, the King and the city would give Onassilos and his brothers from the land of the king who is in the province of Alambra in the field in the background.
On the way to the archaeological settlement, we find century-old olives. Βy the Orchard passage, along with all the trees . All the products that they will sell will be free of tax.
If anyone take Onassilos or his children and Unesipros children of out, the one who will drive them will pay Onassilos and his brothers or their children the sum that follows: a silver talent. ”
It is noteworthy that this document is the first landscape document of Cyprus, but also the first form of social security.
Unfortunately, however, as Karouzis notes, “Alambra is not mentioned by the Venetian maps, which leaves some gaps in the historical development of the settlement”.
The name of the village has as first composition the “a” the custodian and second as the word “bright”, which means fire. So, as the Great Cypriot Encyclopedia also writes, the name explains that it is a “village that is not in danger of fire”.
The name of the village, according to tradition, is associated with the rescue of Agia Marina during a fire. Specifically, as the Community Council tells, “as the fire approached the village and the dense forest surrounding it, the inhabitants gathered horribly at a location and began to pray. Suddenly, while they were praying, they saw Saint Marina approaching. The Saint kneel with them raised their hands and shouted three times “Alambra”, meaning “Without fire”. In a moment the fire subsided and the village was saved. The site where residents were gathered was named Deesis, while the village of Alambra, a village which, as mentioned above, is not in danger of fire.
However, it is worth noting that the name remains the same since the 5th century BC. until today. More simply, as shown by the copper plaque of the Idalion, from 450 BC the village “listens” to the same name.