Other Resources in Nicosia

Scholars staying at CAARI have easy access to many other scholarly resources in Nicoisa.

Cyprus Archaeological Museum. The premier collection of Cypriot archaeological material in the world. The Cyprus Museum also has a library with extensive artifact collections and archives. Access to the collections and library can be obtained through the Department of Antiquities, headquartered in the museum. The museum is open daily except Mondays. Opening hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm; Thursdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; Saturdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; and Sundays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Department of Antiquities, Republic of Cyprus. See their website as well as their website listing museums in Cyprus.

Archaeological Research Unit. CAARI is located within easy walking distance of the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus. The ARU contains an extensive photographic archive of Cypriot archaeology, a research library and archaeometallurgical samples. For further information see www.ucy.ac.cy/ema/index

Republic of Cyprus Archives. The National Archives of the Republic of Cyprus is located 2 blocks from CAARI and contains material from before independence as well as documents post-1960. The archives are open daily except Fridays from 9:00 to 1:00 pm.

The A. G. Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia. Open daily except Monday from 10:00 ? 18:00. This museum concentrates on the history of Nicosia offering particularly interesting material on the colonial period. There is a library and valuable photographic archive.

Nicosia Byzantine Museum (Archbishop Makarios Cultural Center).The Byzantine Museum contains an excellent collection of icons and ecclesiastical art. The oldest icon on display dates from the 8th or 9th century. The museum is open 9:00 to 16:30 except Sunday when it is closed; Saturday the museum closes at 13:00.

The Cyprus Ethnographic Museum (Archbishop Makarios Cultural Center). This is the largest museum of its kind on Cyprus with more than 5000 artifacts dating from the 16th century to today. The museum is open Monday to Friday 8:00 to 1400.

The Museum of the History of Cypriot Coinage. 51 Stasinou St Agia Pareaskevi, Nicosia. Located in the Bank of Cypus headquarters building, this rich collection is arranged chronologically from the beginnings of Cypriot coinage to independence. Monday: 8:00 ? 18:00, Tuesday to Friday: 8:00 to 14:00.

Cyprus Geological Museum. 79A Arhiepiiskopou Kyprianou Avenue, Strovolos, Nicosia. This small collection, founded after 1974 contains material only from the south of the island. The collection included geological samples, and stuffed examples of the flora and fauna of Cyprus. Monday-Friday 9:00-1630.

Cyprus Postal and Philatelic Museum

Centre of Cultural Heritage (http://www.heritage.org.cy/)

Most Republic of Cyprus Government Ministries are within walking distance of CAARI including the Geological Service, Forestry Service and Soil Service.

The rich collections of District archaeological museums in other towns are easily accessible from Nicosia by public transportation.