The guide to the international exhibition at the Musei Reali of Turin, edited by Luca Bombardieri and Elisa Panero, promotes the immense heritage of archaeological evidence that makes up the exhibition. The exhibition and the pertinent guide are part of an international cultural operation that, because of its scientific content, attracts scholars of ancient civilisations and young researchers.
The publication, with a preface by Dario Franceschini, the current Italian Minister of Culture and the Director of the Musei Reali of Turin Enrica Pagella, enhances the international prestige of Italy as the cradle of civilisation, a definition lately overshadowed by the current international health emergency. Richly illustrated with precious colour photographs, the guide leads the public to the island of Cyprus, illustrating its evolution during the classical era. Known to contemporary society for its ceramics, the Cypriot civilisation pursued ideals of beauty, as evidenced by the statues dedicated to the goddess Aphrodite.