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Posted: June 25, 2012

City of Gold

Princeton University Art Museum to Present
City of Gold: Tomb and Temple in Ancient Cyprus

EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS CYPRIOT ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY
AT THE CROSSROADS OF ANCIENT CIVILIZATION

PRINCETON, N.J.— City of Gold: Tomb and Temple in Ancient Cyprus examines the unique and compelling art and archaeology of early Cyprus, as seen in a single site, Polis Chrysochous—a place rich in history, architecture, and art, and a meeting place of cultures and religions from the Iron Age to the Classical, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and medieval periods. The exhibition, held exclusively at the Princeton University Art Museum from Oct. 20, 2012 to Jan. 20, 2013, marks a quarter-century of excavation by the Princeton Department of Art and Archaeology, under the direction of William A. P. Childs, professor emeritus and co-curator of the exhibition. It is the fruit of a groundbreaking international collaboration between Princeton University, the Republic of Cyprus, the British Museum and the Musée du Louvre. Read More

 

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