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The Fantastic Years on Cyprus. The Swedish Cyprus Expedition and its Members.
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The Fantastic Years on Cyprus. The Swedish Cyprus Expedition and its Members.


The adventures of The Swedish Cyprus Expedition (1927-1931) have been characterized as “The fantastic years on Cyprus” by its last surviving hero, Professor Alfred Westholm. In this booklet he describes what has been called “the most important foreign archaeological expedition the island will ever have had.” Biographical notes on the other members of the expedition...

Knossos, Keepers and Kneaders.
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Knossos, Keepers and Kneaders.


The identifications of papillar line traces in this investigation have been made on clay tablets which are about 3,400 years old. Hence they arer the oldest such traces in the world that have been identified on artefacts. Isolated papillar line traces have been found on objects older than 3,400 years, but without any identification.    In...

A Cereal Find from Old Etruria.
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A Cereal Find from Old Etruria.


At the Swedish excavations of the Etruscan acropolis at Acquarossa some pieces of burned clay from a house wall were recovered. They contained several enclosed carbonized cereal grains and numerous grain impressions. Since traces of straw and twigs were also visible in the pieces, plant material had obviously been mixed into the clay when the...