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Dr Jennifer Webb - The 1913 and 1917 Excavations at Lapithos Vrysi tou Barba: 100 Years On

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Event Date:
Thursday, 02 November 2017 19:00 - 20:30

Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI)
Ανδρέα Δημητρίου 11
Λευκωσία, Λευκωσία 1066

The Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI) organizes on Thursday November 2nd, at 7pm a public lecture by Dr Jennifer Webb (Adjunct Professor, La Trobe University and Research Associate, University of Cyprus) entitled: “The 1913 and 1917 Excavations at Lapithos Vrysi tou Barba: 100 Years On”. The lecture will be held in the CAARI Library (11 Andrea Demetriou St., Nicosia). There will be a reception after the lecture.  


Two major excavations were undertaken in a Middle Bronze Age cemetery at Vrysi tou Barba, near Lapithos, on the north coast of Cyprus, in 1913 and 1917. Over 75 tombs were opened and over 3000 objects recovered. Neither excavation was published. The lecture will present work to
date on a project which has already successfully located the archival records and aims to locate,
document and publish the finds. Lapithos was an important coastal settlement in the Middle Bronze Age. The tombs are particularly rich in metal and the associated settlement or settlements, which have never been investigated, may have been responsible for the export of Cypriot copper to Crete and the Levant. Since 1974 Lapithos has been located in the occupied part of the island, making the publication of old excavations at the site even more important.

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