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A.I.S. 0376:003 :: Sherd

  • Data elements
Inventory number
A.I.S. 0376:003
Sherd box - Is part of
Object, Swedish
Country - Origin
Cyprus : Europe
Place - Origin/Findspot
Ajia Irini
Time - Acquisition
Time - Collecting
Material, Swedish
Event - Was Present At
Swedish Cyprus Expedition (1927-1931)

The Swedish Cyprus Expedition was a project to systematically investigate the archaeology of the entire early history of Cyprus. It took place between September 1927 and March 1931 and was led by three archaeologists: Einar Gjerstad, Erik Sjöqvist and Alfred Westholm together with architect John Lindros.

Archaeological excavations were made at locations all over Cyprus including Lapithos, Nitovikla, Ajia Irini and Enkomi. The results were published in four volumes from 1934 to 1972. Most of the finds are now kept at the Cyprus Museum; Nicosia and Medelhavsmuseet, Stockholm.

In the early 1970s Paul Åström from the University of Gothenburg continued the tradition of the Swedish Cyprus Expedition with his excavations at the ancient city of Hala Sultan Tekke / Dromolaxia-Vizatzia near Larnaca. He concentrated mainly on the investigation of the late history of the city, viz. the later part of Late Cypriote period (Late Bronze Age). After the untimely death of Paul Åström, Peter M. Fischer from the same university received the permission by the Department of Antiquities (2009) to continue the excavations there (2010). The main objective of the first season of the renewed excavations is to investigate the earliest history of the city which seems to have its roots in the Middle Cypriote period (Middle Bronze Age). (wikipedia, 2012-04-23)

Source - http
collections.smvk.se, en.wikipedia.org, sv.wikipedia.org, swedishcyprusexpedition.se
The Cyprus Collections - Research Project 2011 - 2015

The project, 2011 – 2015, is led by two post-doctoral researchers, Christian Mühlenbock and Giorgos Bourogiannis. The aim of the project is to encourage a new and more interdisciplinary research of the Cyprus Collections at Medelhavsmuseet and thus, pave the way for fresh perspectives and approaches.

With the support of The A G Leventis Foundation, the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, the Bank of Sweden Tencentary Foundation, the National Museum of World Culture is launching a new research programme with the aim of making way for a new perspective and approach to the Cyprus Collections at Medelhavsmuseet in Stockholm. The Cyprus Collections originate from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition (SCE) 1927 - 1931 and constitute a central part of today's modern Cypriot archaeology. The collections include around 13,000 antiquities to which should be added a ceramic material of several thousand shards. (www.varldskulturmuseerna.se, 2013-06-13)

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Date - Registration