Tenth Paphos Agora Project Research Campaign – 2020
In 2020, despite the difficult epidemiological situation, after obtaining the necessary approval of the authorities of the Jagiellonian University and the Department of the Antiquities of Cyprus, a study campaign was successfully carried out. It was the tenth campaign of the Paphos Agora Project, a project that began operating in 2011.
In the period from August 16 to September 30, the Paphos Agora Project team conducted Paphos the last research campaign financed by the Maestro 6 project of the National Science Center. It was a study project and its aim was to verify some of the results of the excavation research from previous years and to complete the preparation of materials in terms of the preparation of the final report on the grant implementation. A small group of researchers participated in this campaign: Ł. Miszk, M. Kajzer, K. Nocoń, A. Milczuk under the supervision of Prof. E. Papuci-Władyki. The grant ended on October 22, 2020.
The international and interdisciplinary MAESTRO project started in 2015 and focused on researching the economic and commercial activity of the city. Agora’s research was continued, but the work was extended to the area of the Archaeological Park outside it in search of economic infrastructure using non-invasive methods. The research has produced remarkable results, partially already published in numerous articles, conference proceedings and in the first volume of the new series entitled “Paphos Agora Project (PAP) vol. 1. Interdisciplinary Research of the Jagiellonian University in Nea Paphos UNESCO World Heritage Site (2011-2015): First Results”, ed. E. Papuci-Władyka. Krakow: The Story of Iagellonica.
Text: Ewdoksia Papuci-Władyka