HANDICRAFTS

To date, the Cyprus Museum contains 365 artifacts. This collection includes priceless pieces, like the anchor dating as far back as 2500 BC, which is a rare representation of the Cypriot's link to the seas throughout the centuries. A bewildering array of shapes and forms in Cypriot Iron Age pottery, incorporating geometric designs and figures drawn on the vessels, fills numerous cases in the Cyprus Museum.    

Bronze Age artifacts are plentiful in the Museum, as are other Mycenean ceramics that demonstrate Cypru's connection with the Mycenean culture of the Mediterranean. A large number of terracotta and limestone statues is also included in the museum's handicraft's collection.    

 

Each piece in the Museum bears a story - a story entwined with history and culture. "These cups are 1000 years before Christ", explains Dr Crist pointing to the Nazi symbol etched on the sides. "How can it be?" "It isn't the swastika" he adds "if you look closely, it's the Greek symbol for the sun goddess. The Indians copied it from the Greeks and Hitler copied from the Indians and reversed it, so it became the Nazi Swastika". 

           
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