After three weeks of hard work it is time to relax and unwind for a day. Some of the team caught a minibus and explored the nearby Rocks of Aphrodite where according to legend the ancient Greek goddess of love and beauty was born in the foam of water, and then onto the Roman settlement of Kourion to explore the reconstructed theatre for comparison with ours at Paphos.
Then it was back to Paphos where the team had a BBQ at one of the local bars run by an Australian Cypriot. We showed our millinery skills by having a competition to make the best hat. Can you pick the winner?
These days are fun and it allows the team to unwind a little before refocusing on next week's excavation and study. The temperatures are still high and so it remains hot and exhausting work so a little time to bond together is always appreciated!
Each season our team including the directors, students, architects, volunteers, ceramicists and other finds specialists will blog about the day to day sweat and adventures that come with life on an archaeological dig.