Southeastern Europe: The Terracotta army in Cyprus is composed of hundereds of votives figurines, date 7th Century BC has many treasures behind, The Terrcotta army’s figure is today placed placed at the archiological Meuseum of Nikosia. The army was discovered in 1927 at tthe sanctury of Agia Irinion theislnd of a swedisj archelogical expenitiom.

The Cypriot terracotta army consisting of 2000 seats, from the sanctuary of the occupied village of Agia Irini. This archaeological treasure was discovered by a Swedish expedition that classified these figurines in the Cypriot-Archaic era and is a huge archaeological find and historical theme, as the collection of thousands of figurines in a place of worship is nowhere in the world except the buried soldiers in the Mausoleum of the First Chinese Emperor.


In the treasure of Cyprus, 2,000 clay statues with mainly male figures and cattle were placed as votive offerings in a semicircle around the altar of the sanctuary. The male figures wore war clothing but were unarmed. The multitude of statuettes, the many chariots drawn by four horses manned by drivers and warriors in full armor, a few bronze statuettes, as well as a large number of life-size statues arranged in wide semicircles around a stone enclosure cultural value.

About two-thirds of the unique archaeological finds were transported to Sweden in 1931 and are now the core of the Cypriot collections of the Stockholm Medelhavsmuseet. About 12,000 of the 18,000 mobile finds were packed in 771 wooden containers and transported by rail from Nicosia to Famagusta, and from there by ship to Sweden. Sweden also has all the diagnostic shells.

At the moment, the 1,500 figurines are in Sweden, while the rest 500 figurines that remain in Nicosia are one of the most impressive exhibits in the Archaeological Museum of the island’s capital.


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