The Shelby White and Leon Levy Program for Archaeological Publications presents the following book by Professor Vassos Karageorghis, former Director of the Cyprus Department of Antiquities and Dr Efstathios Raptou, Archaeological Officer of the Cyprus Department of Antiquities.
The book covers the period from the 11th cent. B.C. to ca 600 B.C. It includes ceramics, bronze and iron weapons and tools, bronze vases and armour, gold jewellery, scarabs, etc. In the chapter on historical conclusions V. Karageorghis places this material within the parameters of the Homeric world and the social and political conditions in Cyprus during the first part of the first millennium B.C.
Specialist scholars deal with topics like the scarabs, the weights, the bronzes, the skeletal remains, etc.
This is the first volume of this project, the authors are already preparing the second volume which will contain material from tombs of the 11th-9th centuries B.C., including some extraordinary bronze objects.