Pierides Museum, Larnaca, Cyprus

This museum presents about 2500 antiquities from pre-history, through the Byzantine and Roman empires, to the Middle Ages. It was founded in the 19th century by Demetrios Pierides and is the oldest private museum in Cyprus.  At the time it aimed to preserve Cypriot antiquities from being sent off the island by archaeological looters.
The collection is housed in a colonial-style mansion dating from 1815. It has some interesting historical artefacts such as the 7000 years old "screaming man", ceramics from Attica, terracotta figurines, Byzantine and medieval ceramics.

Opening hours: Mon.-Thu. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (1 p.m. Fri.-Sat.)
Closed on Sundays.
Entrance fee: €3






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