Dr. Thomas Kiely

Thomas Kiely is the A.G. Leventis Curator for Ancient Cyprus in the Department of Greece and Rome at the British Museum in London, as well as the Curator for the Aegean Bronze Age, having previously studied for a DPhil in settlement and burial practices in Cyprus in the Late Bronze Age and early Iron Age at the University of Oxford. His main role at the British Museum since 2006 has been overseeing the Cyprus Digitisation Project, a long-term programme of documentation and research of the ancient Cyprus collection, including of the rich archival documentation. In addition to numerous papers and books reviews, he has edited Ancient Cyprus in the British Museum. Papers in Honour of Veronica Tatton-Brown (BM Press, 2009) and, with Vassos Karageorghis and others, Salamis-Toumba. An Iron Age sanctuary rediscovered. Excavations of Cyprus Exploration Fund, 1890 (Cyprus Institute, 2019).

Books by Thomas Kiely

Empire and excavation

Critical perspectives on archaeology in British-period Cyprus, 1878–1960

Edited by Thomas Kiely, Anna Reeve & Lindy Crewe | Forthcoming

The modern discipline of archaeology developed in tandem with the expansion of European imperialism in the 19th and 20th centuries. Cyprus, ruled by Britain between 1878 and 1960, is a fascinating example of how archaeology…

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