Thursday, 23 January 2014 07:14


Pupils pose for a photograph outside the museum Pupils pose for a photograph outside the museum

A small group of native Greek students visited the Byzantine Museum of Paphos earlier this week to practice the language and learn about local history.

The museum, which lies within the precincts of the Paphos Bishopric, was created to protect and promote Byzantine icons and frescos and is home to the oldest icon preserved in Cyprus.

It also houses collections of old printed books, metal art works and embroidered items from the 18th and 19th century.

After the visit, Greek teacher Miss Maria guided the children around Paphos’ municipal area, pointing out buildings of interest such as the Town Hall and  some of the first schools to be built in the region.

Before returning to ASPIRE, the pupils were treated to a quick stop-off at the market. Here, Miss Maria talked about traditional Cypriot products such as Lefkara lace.

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