Preferred Topic: excavations of sites from the Roman period or earlier or history of archaeology in Cyprus
Luigi Palma de Cesnola made an extensive collection of ancient materials on Cyprus and these became the basis for the Metropolitan Museum’s collection and those of many other museums in the U.S.
In 1998 the lectures were established in honor of three individuals:
The topics of the Cesnola Lectures relate to all aspects of archaeology in (or related to) Cyprus. Preference is given to coverage of any excavations of sites dating up through the Roman period or to the discussion of aspects of the history of archaeology in Cyprus.