Byzantine Museum of the Holy Bishopric of Tamasos and Oreinis

  • Location

    Stavros Stylianides Avenue, 2642 Episkopeio, Nicosia

  • Tickets

    Free Admission

  • Opening Times

    Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 13:00

    All year round.
    Closed on Public Holidays.

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The Byzantine Museum of the Holy Bishopric of Tamasos and Oreinis can be found within the Bishopric Palace, located in the community of Episkopeio, Nicosia. This museum showcases an array of Byzantine and post-Byzantine artifacts, which date back from the 5th century to the early 20th century. Among the fascinating exhibits are icons, liturgical objects, priestly garments, manuscripts, coins, ceramics, and various religious items. Most of these treasures originate from different communities within the bishopric region.

The museum's highlights include remarkable artifacts such as a dedicatory inscription from a Paleochristian building in Tamasos (5th century), a wooden painted cross from the 13th century, a brass reliquary cross from the 10th century, brass dishes dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries, a part of the numismatic hoard of Achera from the 12th century, and a Lectionary manuscript from the 16th century, among others.

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