On the occasion of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney and the High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition of Cypriot Antiquities “Aphrodite’s Island: Australian Archaeologists In Cyprus” and to the launching of the accompanying Catalogue.

The history of Cyprus is one of the oldest recorded in the world and its civilization goes back 11,000 years, to the 9 Millennium B.C. during the early Neolithic Period or Stone Age. This exhibition showcases the importance of Cypriot archaeology and its unique contribution to the European and world historical and cultural heritage. Furthermore, it celebrates the important Cypriot archaeological collections of the Nicholson Museum and the extraordinary work of Australian researchers who have investigated the island’s history.

The exhibition “Aphrodite’s Island: Australian Archaeologists In Cyprus” will be officially opened by Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of NSW and Chancellor of the University of Sydney.

When: Thursday, 29 November, 6-8pm

Where: Nicholson Museum, The Quadrangle, University of Sydney, Manning Road, Camperdown NSW