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Recent Excavations of Tombs of the 11th-9th Cent. B.C. at Palaepaphos in Cyprus

April 17, 2016

 

The Executive Board and the Director of the Hellenic Centre

 

request the pleasure of your company at an illustrated lecture on

 

 

Recent Excavations of Tombs of the 11th-9th Cent. B.C. at Palaepaphos in Cyprus

 

with

 

Professor Vassos Karageorghis

 

The excavations of the Cyprus Department of Antiquities at Palaepaphos have brought to light burial customs and offerings which resemble strikingly descriptions in Homeric epic (8th  Cent. B.C.)

These were introduced by Achaean immigrants at the very end of the Late Bronze Age, thus justifying the term ‘homeric’  for Palaepaphos, well before Homer

 

Friday 22 April 2016,  7.15pm

 

The Hellenic Centre

16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS

 

RSVP 020 7563 9835 or press@helleniccentre.org

 

The Hellenic Centre,16-18 Paddington Street, Marylebone, London W1U 5AS Telephone: 020 7487 5060  Fax: 020 74864254 www.helleniccentre.org

Hellenic Community Trust, a Company limited by guarantee – Charity Reg. No 1010360 Registered office: Enstar House, 163/173 Praed Street, London W2 1RH – Reg in England No. 2643543

 

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CULTURAL SECTION CHC UK

 

The Cultural Section of the Cyprus High Commission promotes Cyprus History and Culture in the UK.

 

We host, organise and support initiatives and events, and create collaborations with cultural institutions, educational bodies, and universities. Our primary aim is to engage the Cypriot community and the wider public in a dynamic cultural dialogue. To this end, we support cultural production by emerging artists in various forms of art (music, theatre, fine arts, film) by providing platforms to show their work and by facilitating their collaborations with international institutions.

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