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The Mediterranean Museum in Stockholm, part 1

In the Mediterranean Museum in Stockholm is Sweden’s most important archaeological collections of ancient and historical relics from the Mediterranean countries. The museum is one of the few in the world that can provide its visitors such a comprehensive summary of the Mediterranean countries rich and fascinating history, from the earliest traces of humans in Mesopotamia and Egypt to the early Christian and Muslim cultures.

Mediterranean Museum Stockholm

The Museum has the world’s largest collection outside of Cyprus. Those extensive collections were the reason that the Museum was formed in 1954.

In the Mediterranean Museum’s Cyprus Exhibition approximately 1500 archaeological finds are displayed, spanning more than 7,000 years. They tell the stories of close contacts between Cyprus and other cultures of the eastern Mediterranean over the ages.

Most objects in the exhibition come from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition excavations in Cyprus from 1927-1931, when over twenty locations around the island were excavated. There were four young Swedish archaeologists who travelled to Cyprus and conducted extensive excavation expeditions for four years.

Mediterranean Museum Stockholm

According to the current practice, the finds were divided up between Sweden and Cyprus, with permission from the British colonial government. More than half of the finds went to Sweden and the other portion of the finds can be seen today in the Cyprus Museum in South Nicosia.

Mediterranean Museum Stockholm
The museum is located in the center of Stockholm, in a former bank built in 1905 with a neo-classical décor that is unique in Scandinavian architectural history and therefore well worth seeing first hand.
Mediterranean Museum Stockholm
Ancient archaeological finds of Akdeniz in Northern Cyprus.

Mediterranean Museum Stockholm

Mediterranean Museum Stockholm

Mediterranean Museum Stockholm
The Mediterranean Museum’s own oriental cafe Baghdad offers its guests a beautiful view of the Swedish Royal Palace.

Mediterranean Museum Stockholm

Opening hours Mediterranean Museum in Stockholm:

22/6-31/12

Tues-Thurs: PM 12 – 8 pm

Fri-Sun: 12 – 5 pm

Monday closed

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