Cypriot treasures exhibited in the Cycladic Art Museum, Athens
published on 19 March 2012
The unique “treasures” from the land of Cyprus – every artifact comes from the great collection of Thanos Zintilis – are of significant historical value for the Mediterranean island. The public of Athens is now about to welcome them in the reconstructed... [continue reading]
Posted by archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com on March 19, 2012, 12:00.
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