But enough time for reminiscing – we have work to do! After a site induction and guided tour yesterday the team are ready to get cracking, so today was a day dedicated to unpacking tools and equipment, cleaning up the site, laying out our new trenches and breaking topsoil for the first time this year. Its very exciting.
We have three trenches open by the end of the day and you will read a lot more about them in coming days and weeks as various members of the team add to the blog and let you know their thoughts and impressions of the progress of the season and the work they are doing. Trenches 16A and 16B are located at the rear of the cavea of the theatre and are both exploring a building we uncovered in previous years that we suspect is a post-medieval industrial building.
Trench 16C is located on the very south west of our site and is underneath a former house that the team used to live in when we first started working at the site. We are hoping to find more evidence of the urban layout of the Roman town, including our road which we have been investigating over the past few years.
As always we are only able to work in Paphos because of the wonderful support of our colleagues at the Department of Antiquities. We look forward to sharing our adventures at the site in coming weeks on this blog. Hope you can join us!