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Cypriot Antiquities in Medelhavsmuseet :: film, video

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Cypriot Antiquities in Medelhavsmuseet
Keyword, Swedish
film; video
Time - Manufacturing, earliest
Description, Swedish
Engelsk (?) film om Medelhavsmuseet i Stockholm. En timme lång.
A co-production of the Cyprus Broadcastion Corporation and the Cultural Foundation of the Bank of Cypprus
Name - Depicted

Medelhavsmuseet (Mediterranean Museum) is a museum in Stockholm focused around collections of mainly ancient objects from the Mediterranean area and the Near East. Its English name is The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities. The museum was formed in 1954 when the Egyptian Museum and the Cyprus Collection were combined. The Egyptian Museum had been created in 1928 from artifacts collected in the 18th, 19th and early 20th century while the Cyprus Collection was the result of the excavations of the Swedish Cyprus Expedition in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The Cyprus collection in the museum is the largest outside Cyprus and of great scholarly value. A new gallery of Cypriote antiquities sponsored by the A.G. Leventis Foundation and designed by White Architects was opened in January 2009. Besides Egypt and Cyprus the museum also holds collections of Greek and Roman antiquities, Near Eastern antiquities from Shah Tepe, Luristan bronzes and Islamic art.

The museum has been located in the Gustav Horn palace, Gustav Adolfs Torg, Fredsgatan 2, Stockholm since 1982. (Wikipedia, 2016)

Source - http
collections.smvk.se, collections.smvk.se, libris.kb.se
Source, Wikip. - is desc. by
Exhibition - Depicted
Cypernutställningen, 1989-2004
The Cyprus Exhibition, 1989-2004.
Time - Start
Time - End
Room 10, 1989-2008

Room 10, Central hall, permanent exhibition. There have been some small changes during the years.

In 2006 the multiculture showcase was installed and the two other showcases were painted.

Time - Start
Time - End
Name - Manufacturer
Theodossiadou, Maro
Event - Describes
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
Country - Photographed in
Sweden : Europe
Country, Swedish - Photographed in
Date - Registration