Boxes filled with evidence of years of excavation toil, carefully identified, sorted, categorised and inventoried and marked accordingly. Paphos Theatre 1999 Trench 1BB 465 471. Paphos Theatre 1999 Trench 1X Surface clearance. Paphos Theatre 2002 Slag (the non-diagnostic variety).
Little would anyone know that archaeology as it is practiced could be so inextricably and intimately involved with the scrounging, collecting, opening, closing, taping and repetitive re- opening, re- closing and re-taping of cardboard boxes.
*For the reader who may be unaware, Zorbas is a purveyor of comestibles, ranging from the everyday stomach liner to the downright frivolous, the latter to be consumed, as any refined person would know, behind closely shuttered windows or in the company of intimate friends.