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Cyprus archaeology at the Olympics

Cyprus archaeology at the Olympics
trefwoorden: Cyprus - 7e eeuw BCE - Olympus
They have fat, little egg-shaped faces and wear a 2700 year old Mona Lisa smile.
And they come from Cyprus. Made by potters and sculptors during the same Archaic period that the Olympics were officially instigated in 776 BC, the ancient stone heads will be competing for the attention of waves of visitors next year when Greece hosts the upcoming Games.
They are part of an extensive and rarely-seen collection of important Cypriot archaeological finds to be displayed side by side for the first time with mainland Greek artifacts at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.

Lees verder bij: Cyprus Weekly (november 2003)