Ancient Cyprus rediscovered in Exeter
7th February 2014
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The British Museum Curator of Cyprus Collections will present the findings of new research into the city’s small but interesting collection of Ancient Greek and Cypriot objects at a lunchtime lecture at the Queen Street museum.
RAMM's Greek and Cypriot archaeology collection contains around 500 objects from Neolithic stone tools to Roman period glass. Many of the objects were donated by two local collectors in the late 19th and early 20th: Claude Delaval Cobham, and Leopold Montague. British Museum Curator, Dr Thomas Kiely, will talk about the history of archaeological exploration in Cyprus and explore how these objects came to Exeter.
Tickets cost £6 (concessions £4) and are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.The research and lecture are funded by the AG Leventis Foundation. Established in 1979 to continue the charitable work of Anastasios G. Leventis after his death, the Foundation emphasises the conservation and dissemination of the Greek and Cypriot cultural heritage based on the threefold motto: Culture, Education, Charity. Two grants from the foundation enabled RAMM to conserve, catalogue and research its Greek and Cypriot objects. New information is available for further research and many of the objects now suitable for display.

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