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Nicosia, Cyprus

THE CYPRUS MUSEUM

The Cyprus Museum in Lefkosia is the main and largest archaeological museum in Cyprus. Work on the building commenced in 1908 and was completed in 1924, when Cyprus was still a British colony. Several extensions were added later, to reach its present form. A visit through the collections on the museum provides an opportunity to experience the development of Cyprus’ civilisation, from the Neolithic Age to the Early Byzantine period (7th century AD). Finds from extensive excavations all over the island enrich the museum’s collections and contribute to the development of Cyprus’ archaeology and research into the cultural heritage of the Mediterranean. The collections consist of pottery, jewellery, sculpture, coins, copper objects, and other artifacts, exhibited in chronological order in the various museum galleries.

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