Nea Paphos (Cypr), 2009

Nea Paphos (Cyprus)

First season

Dates of work: December 16 – 19, 2008 and January 9 – February 4, 2009

Second season

Dates of work: 9 March – 17 April 2009

Third season

Dates of work: 31 August – 3 October 2009

Team: (participating in the 3rd season, unless stated otherwise)
Director: Dr. Henryk Meyza (Research Center for Mediterranean Archaeology, Polish Academy of Sciences) (all seasons)
Archaeologists: Prof. Wiktor A. Daszewski (Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw, emeritus), Dr. Meike Droste (Conti-Reisen Gmbh, Palatina Kunst and Kultur), Agata Dobosz (PhD candidate, Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University), Maciej Krzywka (PhD candidate, Wrocław University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture), Joanna Michalska, presently Michalska-Bartoszek (PhD candidate, Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw) (2nd season), Dr. Angelos Papadopoulos (Department of Antiquities of Cyprus) (1st season), Joanna K. Rądkowska (PhD candidate, Research Center for Mediterranean Archaeology, Polish Academy of Sciences), Olga Wasilewska (PhD candidate, Antiquity of Southeastern Europe Research Centre, University of Warsaw), Marek Woźniak (PhD candidate, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences)
Architects: Aleksandra Brzozowska (PhD candidate, Wrocław University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture), Karolina Rosińska-Balik (freelance), Małgorzata Czapińska, presently Słowińska (Aura sc) (2nd season)
Mining expert: Dr. Zenon Duda (AGH University of Science and Technology, retired)
Conservation: miners of the Underground Objects Revitalising Company „PROP”
Student trainees from the University of Warsaw and Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Three seasons of excavations (winter, spring and autumn) were conducted by the Department of Antiquities and on behalf of the Department under Polish supervision, implementing a program of salvage testing under the planned shelter (the design of which underwent successive modifications in the course of the work). The only larger planned trench was excavated in the southeastern part of the House of Aion, uncovering rooms 40–43. A regular excavation campaign was held by the Polish Mission in September. It focused on clearing the western part of the so-called Hellenistic House, uncovering rooms 13, 28, 31–33, aiding in the preservation of the cistern and restitution the colonnade of the portico.

[Text: PAM]

H. Meyza: