Cyprus Mail
Cyprus

Pyla excavation works conclude for the year

Excavation work at the Late Bronze Era site of Pyla-Kokkinokremmos in Larnaca has been concluded for 2016, the Antiquities Department announced on Tuesday.

In a statement, the department said that the excavation was led by professor Joachim Bretschneider (University of Ghent & KU Leuven), Dr Athanasia Kanta (Mediterranean Archaeological Society) and Dr Jan Driessen (Universite Catholique de Louvain).

Pyla-Kokkinokremmos was inhabited for a few decades before being abandoned early in the 12th century BC.
According to the Antiquities Department, its short habitation lifespan – only 50 years – makes it a ‘time capsule’, while its strategic location at the top of a well-fortified hill, as well as the variety of the items found, the site has attracted the attention of prominent academics.

Items discovered during the dig include a complete Egyptian alabaster flask, painted with a garland of lotus flowers, a storage stirrup jar imported from Crete, an alabaster vase, a large grey-black stone jar, and an amphoroid Mycenaean crater decorated with birds.

Architectural findings also included various rooms, trenches dug out of rocks, and a retaining wall.



Related posts

British army trialling drones off Cyprus coast

Nick Theodoulou

Controversial local artist turns to Anastasiades

Evie Andreou

Cyprus ready for distance learning, says deputy minister for research

Jonathan Shkurko

Varosha to ‘open to whole world’ says Turkish minister

Evie Andreou

Return of traffic cameras moving closer

Jonathan Shkurko

UK offers support to Cyprus as tensions with Turkey escalate

Jonathan Shkurko

1 comment

Comments are closed.