Death of Prof. Edgar Peltenburg
Cyprus Mail, 19/08/2016
The antiquities department on Friday expressed their sorrow for the death of Dr Edgar Peltenburg, Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh, who has also been director of various excavation missions in Cyprus. Peltenburg, who died on Sunday, was born on May 28, 1942. In 1963 he got his degree in Ancient History and Archaeology from the University in Birmingham, and his doctorate in 1968. “His long collaboration with the Department of Antiquities began with the excavations in Ayios Epiktitos-Vrysi in the Kyrenia District from 1969 to 1973. In 1976 he began working on the ‘Lemba Archaeological Project’ with excavations in Lemba-Lakkkous, Kisonerga-Myloudia and Kisonerga-Mosfilia locations. Between 1991 and 2011 he conducted excavations in the Souskiou-Vathyrkakas and Souskiou-Laona locations,” an announcement said. He served as director of excavation missions in Cyprus, the UK, Scotland, Iraq and Syria, the antiquities department said. Peltenburg was to visit Cyprus in September to talk about the excavations in Ayios Epiktitos-Vrysi at the antiquities department’s workshop entitled “Four Decades of Hiatus in Archaeological Research in Cyprus: Towards Restoring the Balance”.
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