According to archaeological investigation and conjecture, the aboriginal
inhabitants of Cyprus were Indo-European people who had a written
language. Extensive excavation has shown that during the Neolithic
and Bronze ages the Cypriots had an advanced civilization.
Examples of Cypriot folk art, which is an outgrowth of traditional
Greek art, are in the Folk Art Museum (1950) in Nicosia. The Cyprus
Museum (1883) at Nicosia houses many archaeological artifacts found
on the island. Museums in Paphos, Larnaca, and Lemesσs display other