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Two tombs of the 12th century. e.g. with rare finds were excavated in Kouklia

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Two tombs of the 12th c. e.g. with rare finds were excavated in Kouklia – The Department of Antiquities informs about the findings

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Two tombs of the 12th century. BCwith rare findings were excavated at the Kouklia-Marcello site, says a statement of the Antiquities Department, which is broadcast by the General Directorate of Public Administration.

Specifically, it is reported that the second excavation period for the year 2022 at the Kouklia-Marcellos site by the Department of History and Archeology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (EKPA) has ended. The excavation was directed by Associate Professor Konstantinos Kopanias, specializing in the Archeology of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Near East. The excavation team consisted of 25 undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students and was carried out with funding from the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the EKPA.a series of investigations has been carried out by the British (1950-55) and the German-Swiss mission (1966-73, 1985, 1992-95), as well as the University of Cyprus (2006-08). The earlier investigations brought to light part of a monumental wall, but without completing its excavation. The central objective of the EKPA research program in Marcello is to complete the unveiling of this very important monument and to ascertain its dating and identity. Because it is a complex and monumental building complex, the research has a long-term plan. that is, with the wide use of GIS, aerial photographs, while the organization of archeometric studies for the metal finds and shoulder plinths has already begun. This year's excavation season focused on carefully investigating the stratigraphy of the wall. New evidence has emerged that makes it more likely to date the initial phase of the wall to the Late Cypriot II period (14th/13th century BC) and not to the Cypriot-Archaic period. However, the completion of the study of the ceramics is expected in order to draw definitive conclusions.

Source: cyprustimes.com

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