The Department of Antiquities, Deputy Ministry of Culture, announces the extension of the temporary exhibition FIVE at the Cyprus Museum, until Sunday the 7th January 2024. The exhibition, organized within the framework of the Face to Face: Meet an Ancient Cypriot (FF:MAC) project, had opened to the public on the 31st March 2023 and has since received thousands of visitors leaving praising remarks.

Responding to the warm reception of the public, the Department of Antiquities is scheduling a number of guided tours offered by the exhibition’s Curators, in days and times to be soon announced through its website ( as well as on its social media accounts.

What was it like living in Cyprus in ancient times? What were the people like, what did they do for a living, what did they eat, did they have hobbies, did they play games or have time for leisure? FIVE adopts an anthropocentric approach allowing the visitor to come “face to face” with the stories of people from the past, by translating scientific bioarchaeological information into narratives that (re)create moments of the life of: the man from Souskiou, the diadem child from Dromolaxia-Vyzakia, the man from Idalion, the woman from Omodos and the woman from Nicosia (Antigonou street). Their embodied experiences are presented by means of creative museological storytelling, using technology, sound, visuals, archaeological findings and site interpretation in order to help make archaeological knowledge more accessible, allowing the visitors to review the ways they think and learn about the past. Α separate space annexed to the main exhibition walks the visitor through the basic principles of bioarchaeology, the study of ancient human remains and the information that can be acquired from them regarding the lives of ancient individuals.

The Face to Face: Meet an Ancient Cypriot (FF:MAC) project is coordinated by The Cyprus Institute and co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research and Innovation Foundation (grant no. INTEGRATED/0609/0029).

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