Güzelyurt Museum of Archeology & Natural History

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Güzelyurt Museum of Archeology & Natural History

Güzelyurt Museum of Archeology & Natural History
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Patricia G
Worcester, UK900 contributions
Very interesting
apr 2019.
The ground floor contains a selection of stuffed birds and animals native to the area. Upstairs are artefacts and jewellery unearthed at the nearby historic site of Soli. These include beautiful and eell-preserved Grecian urns, amphora, cups, bowls and other earthenware items. Thete is a wonderful statue of Artemis discovered under the sea near Soli. But the piece de resistance is the magnificent collection of gold jewellery, including hair ornaments, bracelets, rings, necklaces and a fabulous gold diadem, comprised of delicate leaves and berries twined together, as perfect as the day they were created
Written 11. april 2019.
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Dr_Bob1
Birmingem, UK1.459 contributions
Splendid
nov 2018. • Parovi
An interesting museum with many artefacts. The rooms showing the discovery/excavation is especially worth visiting.
Written 12. decembar 2018.
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Caroline B
Chichester, UK1.898 contributions
A 'treasure trove' of historical artefacts
apr 2018. • Parovi
The Guzelyurt museum is situated adjacent to the Church of St. Mamas.
We were fortunate enough to park outside some nearby shops but there is also a car park a short distance away.

This museum was amazing, so clean and fresh looking as you step inside with well exhibited items. The Natural History section is on the ground floor and contains a most interesting collection of specimens, ranging from stuffed birds, sea specimens, samples of the rocks from Cyprus, snakes and lizards preserved in formaldehyde, and some strange aberrations of nature, that includes a two headed lamb.

Moving to the upper floor you will find the archaeological museum. This has a good layout of rooms with artefacts. Exhibits date from the Stone Age and another room shows artefacts found at the Bronze Age site of Toumba tou Skoura. Gold jewellery can be found in Room V. Be sure you see the “Golden Treasure of Soli”, a great hoard of bracelets, rings, necklaces, plus a gold wreath found in 2005 by the water department in a drain behind the theatre at Soli. The display also contains photographs of the serendipitous discovery.
We spent quite a while in here as it was so interesting and fascinating. I am sure there must be more places on the island just waiting to be discovered to reveal their treasures!
Written 3. maj 2018.
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Howard F
Upsala, Švedska271 contribution
Worth a Short Visit
mar 2018. • Parovi
This is a small museum in a part of Cyprus known for its natural beauty. The Natural History section of the museum has stuffed specimens of the great variety of birds found on the island.
A small archeological collection is on the second level.
Written 30. mart 2018.
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MikeSivo
Wakefield, UK2.722 contributions
Strange curiosities
apr 2017. • Parovi
On our trip to Cyprus our itinerary took us to St. Mamas Monastery and the Guzelyurt Museum whis is next door to the monastery. It's a small, compact museum with a natural history section as well as an archeology section dating back to the bronze age. It's worth a look but don't expect a long visit.
Written 17. mart 2018.
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SevenoaksSinjun
Sevenoaks, UK1.526 contributions
Pots and other stuff
nov 2017. • Parovi
This is a little museum hosting some nice artifacts from the Greco-Roman era. The highlight is probably the gold diadem on the first floor. Worth a look if you're in the area, although we had seen it all in about 30 minutes. The St Mamas church and Icon Museum is nearby.
Written 27. novembar 2017.
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Ian M
Ashbourne, UK495 contributions
Super Little Museum.
nov 2017. • Prijatelji
This is a great little museum reached by car or coach trip. The main part is an archaeological museum with an excellent collection of artifacts from late Neolithic to 13th century AD, covering pottery, jewelry and metal objects. There are some real stand-out exhibits, particularly jewelry and fine pottery.
An unexpected bonus is a natural history section with a large collection of stuffed birds indigenous to Cyprus. Whilst here it is worth visiting St Mamas church next door.
It is easy to spend two or so hours here, and there are also shops and cafes nearby.
Written 14. novembar 2017.
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Elaine Robertson
Selsey, UK279 contributions
Really interesting
okt 2017. • Parovi
Lots of interesting artifacts on display, I would say that 30 minutes is enough time to take in the viewing
Written 19. oktobar 2017.
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Linda F
Mountain View, Kalifornija13 contributions
Stunning trove of ancient gold and pottery
maj 2017.
This unprepossing local museum is right around the corner from the St Mamas Church and Icon Museum in Guzelyurt in Northwestern Cyprus. St Mamas is the major tourist attraction here, and if there's some extra time, visitors there can walk over to this little museum. If they do, they will be well rewarded, for in it reposes an amazing exhibition of a recent local find - the Golden Leaves of Soli - and much more. There is a diorama depicting Neolithic life in Cyprus with artifacts. There is a lot of beautiful pottery dating from the early Bronze Age (2300-1900 BC) thru the Roman period on view. But the piece de resistence is the trove of gold items from the Greco/Roman era, including golden hair spirals, diadem, mouth band (a ancient way to shut women up? No, a burial ritual). But the most breath-taking of all is the ethereal tiara of gold leaves, artfully intertwined and so delicate. Even more amazing is the fact that these gold artifacts were discovered in 2005 by a local man digging a ditch for some pipes. And right downstairs at the front desk sits the very man who found them! He is happy to take smile broadly and take credit, even though he doesn't speak English. The other employees (who do speak English) are very proud of him... All this gives this lovely little museum a very neighborly feel.
Written 30. jul 2017.
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Stephen C
Birmingem, UK78 contributions
Thousands of years of history in a few rooms
maj 2017. • Parovi
OK, I love ancient history, so I've given this five stars, because you can trace the continuity of Cypriot culture over thousands of years all the way to the classical era. There are only a few rooms, but if you want to see eteocypriot, mycenean and so on, it's all here. If however, you are a normal tourist with a bit of curiousity, just pop in and wonder that so many strange and amazing and sometimes beautiful things could have been found in the same region, marking the passage of many civilizations. There's also a bizarre disply of taxidermy - twoheaded lambs and thelike.
Written 13. jun 2017.
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