A few team members are presenting Zoom seminars and lectures for a number of University of Sydney organisations in May. Details on registration for Zoom access can be found in the various advertisements.
While the world sits at home in isolation during the Covid-19 crisis why not fill in some time with the Paphos Theatre digital jigsaw puzzles. We now have a range of 6 digital puzzles for you to enjoy. Access the puzzles here.
While the world is in isolation and archaeological sites are closed we plan to post some videos of past seasons. One of the major finds of 2019 was a near intact late Roman jug in Trench 19D. Here it is being lifted from the ground to the excitement of the team. Vision captured by Dr Bob Miller.
As part of our 25th anniversary celebrations, the excavations will look back at some of our achievements. In September 1996 we featured in the Australian media, in Good Weekend magazine.
FLASHBACK TO FEBRUARY 1995
2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Paphos Theatre Archaeological Project. We shall take a look back at some of our achievements over the course of celebrating this year.
It was in February 1995 that project founder Emeritus Professor Richard Green, the Renee and Arthur George Chair of Classical Archaeology at the University of Sydney visited Paphos along with Professor Margaret Clunies-Ross and Dr John Tidmarsh to do a reconnaissance of the site. Green would return to the site in May with a team of archaeologists and students to undertake the first season of excavation.
Here are some images from 25 years ago in February 1995, before the excavations began and with buildings now demolished.
Our friends and colleagues at the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens have just launched a blog and we were very excited to contribute to it with a small entry on our recent 2019 field season!
Read the blog entry here.
Read more about our latest season of excavations in the theatre quarter of ancient Nea Paphos.
On 7 October 2019 Dr Craig Barker presented to a lecture on the Paphos Theatre to the Archaeological Research Unit at the University of Cyprus
We invite our friends and supporters in Paphos and in Cyprus to join us on site on Saturday 19 October at 2pm for our Paphos Theatre Archaeological Project 2019 site party. Invitations can be found here.