The Bridges Collection

The Bridges Collection

Welcome to the Bridges Collection

Donated to the University of St Andrews by Mrs M Bridges, the Bridges Collection contains a wide range of artefacts representing multiple historical periods of Cyprus, from Bronze Age to the Byzantine period.

Explore the website to learn more about each period and the facinating finds of the collection!

This exhibit will first introduce you to the idea behind the Virtual Museum project. Then each page will navagate the view throughout the Bridges Collection as a whole, introducing several of the artefacts in the collection through the multiple phases which it represents. Spanning an impressive vareity of time periods, it begins with Early and Middle Bronze Age Cyprus, passing through the Iron Age, Roman, and finally including the Byzantine period.

More than this, however, this site will attempt to further explore several themes within the collection itself, including aspects such as burial practices and trade and manufacture in Cyprus, drawing on outside collections and sources to complete the story.

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