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Cyprus Archaeological Museum

Reconstructed tomb © Molly
Reconstructed tomb © Molly

The Cyprus Archaeological Museum was established to collect, study, and display archaeological artefacts from all over the island. Located at a different site, the first museum was established in 1888 and some of the exhibits are some 8,500 years old. The museum is arranged in chronological order: the first hall contains pottery and implements from the Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods whilst the other rooms trace the history of Cyprus through the Bronze Age, Hellenic Period, Mycenaean times, Roman Period, and early Byzantine. A unique feature of the museum lies in the basement where several graves rest in a dark cellar, complete with skeletal remains and reconstructed adornments.

Address: 1 Mouseiou Street, Old City

Website: www.nicosia.org.cy/en-GB/discover/museums/cyprus-museum/