Thursday, May 15, 2014

Paphos Byzantine Museum

The Paphos Byzantine Museum (also known as the Byzantine Museum of the Bishopric of Paphos and the Bishop's Palace and Byzantine Museum) is located in the city of Paphos, within the Paphos district of Cyprus.

This museum was started in 1983, by in the Bishop of Paphos Chrysostomos, with items that were originally discovered within the Paphos district.

The Icon of Agia Marina, which is one of the oldest icons discovered in Cyprus and dates back to the 7th century, is on display at the Paphos Byzantine Museum.

Other items on display include frescoes from destroyed ancient churches, wood carvings of crosses, icons from the 7th to 19th centuries, manuscripts from the 13th to 19th centuries, metal artworks from the 17th to 20th centuries, ecclesiastical embroideries from the 18th and 19th centuries, etc. 

According to the museum's brochure, "The aim of the museum's creation is the saving, protection, promotion and scientific study of these inestimable treasures of Byzantine art which are scattered throughout the parishes of the Bishopric.  The exhibition in the museum gives the opportunity to the visitor to know the Byzantine heritage of Pafos."



 The Paphos Byzantine Museum is primarily geared towards visitors interested in church history, particularly the Greek Orthodox church.

Site: Paphos Byzantine Museum. 

Category: Museum. 

Location: Andrea Ioannou Street in the city of Paphos, within the Paphos district of Cyprus. 

Phone Number: 26931393. 

Operating Hours: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday, and closed on Sunday. 

Entrance Fee: €2,00. 

Date of Visit: 2011.

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