SCY359 : Mitsero village 3

'House of Symbols'

Grid reference: 511365/3878005
Cadastral plan: XXIX/53
SIA: SIA 5 (Mitsero village)
Reference: Diacopoulos and Seretis, in Given and Knapp 2003

An abandoned house constructed of stone and mudbrick located near the church in the old section of the village was of particular interest because of its elaborately carved stone entrance and central arch. The large carved stone entrance has a total of twenty relief panels, depicting motifs such as flowers, birds, animals and a horse with chariot and rider. The entry leads into a large room with a decorated internal arch, with another 23 relief sculptures including religious images such as the Archangel Michael, other angels, stars of David and St. George killing the Dragon. Located in the old village centre near the old school, the olive press and the church, this house appears to be one of the oldest remaining in the village. It may be dated either to the end of the 19th century or, more likely, to the first decade of the 20th century.