Having begun work on the 2 April, we are now at the halfway point through the project season and the team has been hard at work excavating, research and working towards completing our publication volume.
The 2023 season objectives are to better understand a medieval and post-medieval structure on the top of Fabrika hill to the rear of the ancient theatre; to better understand the 'royal box' feature carved in the cavea (ancient theatre seating), to reappraise the Roman urban landscape in the the theatre quarter of ancient Nea Paphos and to resume research projects from before the pandemic, with the intention of completing our database update and finalising chapters of the major project publication and a number of smaller academic papers. We are also collaborating with the Department of Antiquities and the Australian High Commission in Nicosia on a number of projects.
A dedicated team of archaeologists, students and specialist researchers are hard at work and we will update our progress over the next two weeks with a series of entries on our education blog or you can follow the Paphos Theatre project on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Our fieldwork project will be completed on 7 May 2023 and research will continue in Australia over the next 12 months.