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What’s new in ancient Cyprus? New discoveries, new ideas - 16/04/2016, London (England)



This fascinating study day, featuring colleagues from the UK and Cyprus, is aimed at a non-specialist audience, but will also interest students and researchers working on the archaeology of Cyprus or indeed the broader Eastern Mediterranean world.


FECHA /DATE/DATA: 16/04/2016


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: BP Lecture Theatre, The British Museum (London, England)




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INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: £45, miembros/concessions/membri £35


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09.30           Welcome

09.35–11.00     Session 1

Who killed the pygmy hippos?
The early human settlement of Cyprus
Joanne Clarke, University of East Anglia

Fascinating figurines from the Cypriot Bronze Age
Daisy Knox, University of Cambridge


11.00–11.30     Refreshments (provided)

11.30–13.00     Session 2

Excavations and survey at Ayios Sozomenos: central Cyprus in the Late Bronze Age
Despina Pilides, Department of Antiquities, Cyprus

Excavating the built environment
of the royal dynasty of ancient Paphos
Stella Diakou and Maria Iacovou, Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus


13.00–14.00     Lunch (not provided)

14.00–15.30     Session 3

Unlocking sacred landscapes:
ancient Cypriot sanctuaries through time
Giorgos Papantoniou, Rheinische
Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn

Re-excavating the British Museum
excavations at Amathus, 1893–1894
Thomas Kiely, British Museum

Amathus on the frontline: recent excavations
of the Department of Antiquities (2007–2016)
Yiannis Violaris, Department of Antiquities, Cyprus

15.30–16.00     Refreshments (provided)

16.00–17.30     Session 4

Becoming Christian: the destruction of pagan statuary in Late Antiquity
Panayiotis Panayides, University of Durham

Early Byzantine Cyprus: excavations at the imperial church complex at Kalalymata ton Plakoton (Akrotiri)
Eleni Procopiou, Department of Antiquities, Cyprus

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