Cyprus in Cambridge

A look into ‘secret’ places such as the storerooms of the Fitzwilliam and Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, even the sherd collection at the Museum of Classical Archaeology

Artifacts excavated at the important Early Bronze Age cemetery at Vounous by an Australian archaeologist, James R. Stewart, in 1937-8. Early Cypriot II (2200 B.C. — 2101 B.C.) red- polished model of a brush, from Vounous, Cyprus

University of Cambridge Museums

At the beginning of the summer, Anastasia Christophilopoulou at the Fitzwilliam Museum embarked on a project of locating, identifying and reviewing material from Ancient and Medieval Cyprus throughout the University of Cambridge Museums. The project has now concluded and this is her update and summary of results:

‘In my initial blog post I stressed the importance of the A.G. Leventis Gallery of Cypriot Antiquities and how it connects and complements the Greek and Roman collection at the Fitzwilliam Museum. I also discussed how important it is for colleagues both at the Fitzwilliam and in the other relevant University of Cambridge Museums (principally the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Museum of Classical Archaeology) to understand what factors affected the acquisition, dissemination and eventually decisions to display (or not to display) material from Cyprus.

I spent a lot of time researching databases and old museum acquisition records, as…

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