Saturday, July 10, 2010

Leda and the Swan, 3rd century tile mosaic

Photo: Tile mosaic depicting ‘Leda and the Swan’ from the Sanctuary of Aphrodite, Palea Paphos, now in the Cyprus Museum, Nicosia, Cyprus. The mosaic is estimated to be of 3rd century AD, by an unknown artist.

The Cyprus Archaeological Museum, founded in 1882 during the British occupation of the island is the oldest and largest archaeological museum in Cyprus, housing artifacts discovered during excavations on the island. Located on Museum Street in central Nicosia, Cyprus Museum is home to the most extensive collection of Cypriot antiquities in the world, and it displays only artifacts discovered or excavated from the island.

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