Byzantine Museum

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The Byzantine Museum is housed by the Centre of the Archbishop Makarios III Foundation east of Laiki Ytonia. It exhibits a very rich collection of statues, paintings and fragments. They date from a period ranging from the 8th to the 18th century. It depicts the development of decorative arts in Cyprus from their crudest Early Middle Age expression to their 12th century peak. The influence of European Crusaders, and later of Venetian traders, is evident. During the Ottoman period (16th - 19th century) the figurative arts, and specially sculpture, were neglected and practically abandoned. Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm (Sat 9am - 1pm), Tel. 02 - 366 985.
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