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British Archæology in Greece

Nature volume 158, page 661 (09 November 1946) | Download Citation



THOUGH the British School of Archaeology in Greece was necpl suflly closed during the German-Italian occupation? was possible to publish during the wamyofié two of its Annuals, representing the studies pfftormec students. Volume 40, for 1940–45, Riled (London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd. 2 gns.), contains obituaries of former students who lost their lives in the War; studies of miniature panathenaic vases by Prof. J. D. Beazley, of some provincial black-ware workshops by Mrs. A. T. Ure, and of inscriptions from Beroea by J. M. R. Cormack; an archaeological survey of the classical antiquities of Chios by D. W. S. Hunt; and a full publication by Sir John Myres of excavations in Cyprus undertaken for the Cyprus Museum, including a sanctuary site at Lefk6niko, settlement sites at Enkomi, Lam-pousa, and Larnaca, and a rich bronze-age cemetery at Lapithos; with notes on the ‘black stone’ on the site of the famous temple at Paphos (which may be the actual cult-object), on the dates and origins of Cyprioti sculpture, and on the ‘rising from the sea’ of Aphrodite, a remarkable natural incident, resulting from the collision of incoming and reflected waves in certain winds on a steep beach, immediately in front of the Paphian* Temple.

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