Cyprus antiquities returned from Australia

NEWS Thursday, 25 May, 2023

Cyprus antiquities returned from Australia

A total of 36 Cyprus antiquities have been repatriated from Australia to Cyprus, it was announced yesterday.

The move follows an initiative carried out by the Australian Government in cooperation with the Australian National University, the University of Sydney, and the Cypriot authorities.

The artifacts belong to various chronological periods, from the Chalcolithic Age to the Roman period, and include stone tools, pottery and glass vessels, clay lamps, bronze objects, and stone sculptures.

The head of the antiquities department Marina Solomides-Leronymidou oversaw the repatriation process.

The artifacts will now be on display at the Cyprus Museum in Nicosia.