The Stibadium was a place for open-air religious banquets, which had a characteristic semicircular outline. Its central point was a circular depression with a drain, used for libations in honor of the deity. The stibadium found by Poles is unique because so far no similar finds from Cyprus have been known. The archaeological works are funded by polish National Science Centre grant Harmony-8 2016/22/M/HS3/00351 under supervision of prof. Jolanta Młynarczyk (University of Warsaw).

The discovery of the stibadium is the result of work under the grant “Two acropoleis in Nea Paphos? Topography of worship and power in the capital of Hellenistic and Roman Cyprus” financed by the National Science Center, carried out in cooperation with the University of Avignon.
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