Fantastic Years on Cyprus

Illustrated Extracts from Alfred Westholm's
Letters to His Parents, 1927-1931
Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology
& Literature. Pocket Book, No. 169

Edited By Niki Eriksson
October 2007
Paul Astroms Forlag
Distributed By Coronet Books
ISBN: 9789170812316
100 pages, Illustrated, 5 3/4 x 8 1/4"
$39.50 Paper Original

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 are given: Professor Einar Gjerstad, for whom Cyprus was alpha and omega of his life, Professor Erik Sjöqvist, "the born field archaeologist", and the architect John Lindros, "the magician with fair hair", Dr Robert Merrillees describes how the late Professor James R. Stewart became involved in the Swedish Cyprus Expedition. During the vicissitudes during which Stewart’s cooperation with the expedition took form he visited Westholm in Swedish winter-time and experienced the ordeal of shaving in a frozen lake.


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