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French dig in Paphos ‘Fabrika’ area over (view gallery)

A sekeleton uncovered in Paphos

Excavations conducted in the Fabrika area of Paphos in a collaboration of the University of Avignon with the Cypriot department of antiquities have been completed, according to an announcement.

Archaeologists clearing the wall of the Roman villaDiscovering a skeletonA trench dug in the Fabrika area

The main archaeological investigations took place over a period of nine weeks and the works concentrated on the Roman house, the first wall of which was discovered in 2010. A large square with the preserved floor of a small pool in the middle was identified. Underneath, the team found the bottom of a Hellenistic quarry. Two more rooms were brought to light in the south and a staircase was investigated in the north-east corner of the courtyard.

In another area, two late medieval burials, one of a child and the other of a teenager were excavated.

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