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A forgotten history: the University of Leeds’ ancient Cypriot collection: 12.15-12.45 Thursday 28th April

March 31, 2016

My poster for Anna’s talk.

This month’s talk in the Ancient Worlds Gallery of Leeds City Museum will be by Anna Reeve (PhD student at the University of Leeds).

In 1913, Eliza Bodington, widow of the University of Leeds’ first Vice-Chancellor, came across a packing-case which had been lying forgotten in the University’s cellars for many years. When opened, it was found to contain objects of pottery, bronze and glass from the ancient civilisations of Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean. In the talk Anna will follow the clues which reveal the collection’s origins and how it came to Leeds, and present the intriguing objects which still survive in the collection today.

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