On 28 January the city of Paphos launched the celebrations for Pafos2017 in spectacular fashion. Paphos, along with Aarhus in Denmark are European Cultural Capitals for 2017.
The year long celebration features a dynamic program of visual arts, theatre, dance, literature and of course, archaeology. Amongst the many international performers including the Berlin Philharmonic, Charlotte Rampling, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Goran Bregovic, is a humble visual arts exhibition from Australia.
Our exhibition 'Travellers from Australia' will open at the Palia Elektriki on the 2 October and run until 15 October.
Curated by Diana Wood Conroy and Craig Barker it is a celebration of two decades of Australian archaeologists and artists making Cyprus their second home. We are thrilled to be involved in this international showcase of art and culture.
More information about Pafos2017 and all of the events throughout the year go to the official website: http://www.pafos2017.eu
A 360 degree panorama of the site of the ancient theatre of Nea Paphos has been created by project surveyor and team member Guy Hazell. It can be viewed online here:
In 2016 our work at the Paphos Theatre included five trenches at the top of Fabrika Hill, and at the base of the theatre along the Roman road. Each one was designed to illuminate more about the theatrical precinct. In December the official Press Release was issued by the Department of Antiquities, and reported on along with the work by our friends from the Polish Mission in the Cyprus Mail.
The 2016 Paphos Theatre Archaeological Project team posed for the field season team photograph recently!
Project Director, Dr Craig Barker will present a lecture on 21 years of research at the ancient theatre Monday 24 October 2016 at the University of Cyprus.
"Nea Paphos in the 2nd Century AD: new evidence from the theatre precinct"
The Paphos Theatre Archaeological Project is a self-funded project. We are reliant upon generous donations from our friends and supports to continue our important research at the world heritage listed site in Nea Paphos. Why not join them?
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