‘Meet’ Two New Talking Statues!
The pioneering series of projects under the Virtual Larnaka banner continues its expansion with two new Larnaka Storytelling Statues.
‘Man with Wreath of Leaves’ at the Archaeological Museum of the Larnaka District and ‘Medieval Knight of Larnaka Castle’ are the two newest members of the Larnaka Storytelling Statues family and ready to narrate their unique histories.
The Larnaka Storytelling Statues are a series of statues, busts and monuments that bear a plaque with QR code. Upon scanning, users receive a call-back in English or Greek from the monument and can listen to the insightful story of each in a character narration.
‘Man with Wreath of Leaves’ is one of the busts exhibited at the Archaeological Museum of the Larnaka District, but the only one in the collection that can talk! His narration paints a vivid picture of Larnaka city during ancient times, and in particular, the areas surrounding the museum and the site of the Ancient Port of Kition.
‘Medieval Knight of Larnaka Castle’ is located at Larnaka Medieval Castle (Fort) at the end of the Foinikoudes (Palm Tree) Promenade. The noble French knight’s narration conjures evocative images of the castle during its different eras; Byzantine, Venetian, Ottoman and British. The castle still stands proudly today as a landmark of the city.
With the majority of the Larnaka Storytelling Statues located in the city centre and along the promenade, you can find them all during a visit to the area, and will learn much about Larnaka’s rich history in a fun, engaging and interactive way.