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Hellenistic and Graeco-Roman Period

Nea Paphos (Cyprus)

Dates of work: 30 August–29 September 2011


Director: Dr. Henryk Meyza (Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of Sciences)

Archaeologists: Prof. W.A. Daszewski (Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw, emeritus), Dr. Dobiesława Bagińska (Poznań Archaeological Museum), Edyta Marzec (PhD candidate, Institute of Archaeology, University), Joanna Rądkowska (independent), Rozalia Tybulewicz (independent), Olga Wasilewska (PhD candidate, Antiquity of Southeastern Europe Research Centre, University of Warsaw), Monika Więch (independent), Marek Woźniak (PhD candidate, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences)

Architects: Małgorzata Czapińska, presently Słowińska (Aura Sc), Paweł Rajski (PhD candidate, Wrocław Technical University), Małgorzata Maciąg (independent)

Student-trainees: from the University of Warsaw and Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw

The campaign of 2010 was mainly a study season, devoted to analysis of finds collected during three previous years of intensive salvage excavation. The study was focused on finds from the 2007 campaign. The only fieldwork undertaken was necessitated by inundation of trenches during the very wet winter of 2009/2010. Most intensive cleaning was needed in the Villa of Theseus, room 1SW, and in the so-called Hellenistic House rooms 19, 25, 31 and 32. During the campaign of 2011 two main areas were excavated: the western limit of the so-called Hellenistic House, with an exhaust channel of hot air between rooms 31 and 32, paved room 28S, cistern/basin pedestal, staircase 28N and corner room 33. The other area was situated in the NW corner of the “Hellenistic House’s” main courtyard, where remains of an above-ground cistern(?) were found. Indications of the existence of a lower courtyard level were uncovered in the form of balustrade fragments well below the late surface.

[Text: PAM]

H. Meyza: hmeyza@zaspan.waw.pl