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Dozens of items uncovered at Paphos Agora site

Pottery of different categories, terracotta figurines, coins and metal objects, were found in a well excavated during the Paphos Agora Project, as part of archaeological investigations into what was once the ancient city of Nea Paphos, the capital of Cyprus in the Hellenistic and Roman periods.

According to the department of antiquities, during the fourth season the aim was
not only to excavate and provisionally study the uncovered material, but also to conduct preservation work and to implement new, non-invasive research techniques already partly tested during the 2013 season.

The non-invasive research was conducted by specialists from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow with the laser scanning of trenches, and the J. Kochanowski University in Kielce with georadar prospection.
The excavated well was filled-in with rich movable material and earth. Pottery of different categories, such as fine wares, plain wares, cooking ware and transport amphorae, some of which bore stamps, were found.

The team also found terracotta figurines, coins and metal objects. Amongst the metal objects were three sling bullets, two of which were decorated with a relief depicting scorpions and the third with a representation of thunderbolt.

 

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