This collection comprises pottery from Cyprus dating from the
Bronze Age to the Roman Period.
The Museum boasts a collection of about 10,000 coins covering all
periods from the first appearance of coinage (5th c. B.C.) until the
The glass collection includes items from Syria and Palestine,
ranging in date from the Phoenician era (700 - 330 BC) to the
beginning of the Islamic Period.
Tell el-Ghassil Collection
Located in the Bekaa, this site was excavated by the Museum team
between 1956 and 1974. Some of the material excavated, mainly from the
Iron Age, is on display at the Museum. Of particular note is funerary
material from a multiple burial tomb including a Tell el Yehudiyeh
ware goblet with an incised decoration of birds and ducks attributed
to the Hyksos period (17th c.- B.C.).
This section houses sculptured Palmyrenean busts dating from the 1st c. B.C. to the 3rd c. A.D.
This collection is composed of figurines representing various
deities, amulets, inscriptions, a mummified hand and two mummified
A wide variety of inscriptions are exhibited including Sumerian
administrative clay tablets, Egyptian carved scarabs, Syrian stamp
seals, Phoenician stelae and Egyptian ostraca and inscriptions.
The evolution of the oil lamp from the Early Bronze
Age to the Persian Period is well illustrated.
Included in this group are fertility goddesses from the Bronze Age
through to the classical period.
Islamic Glazed Pottery
An interesting selection of Glazed Islarnic tiles and pottery are