MA-P Maloutena and Agora in the layout of Paphos: modelling the cityscape of the Hellenistic and Roman capital of Cyprus

MA-P Maloutena and Agora in the layout of Paphos: modelling the cityscape of the Hellenistic and Roman capital of Cyprus2023-04-30T19:06:34+02:00

Project director:
Ewdoksia Papuci-Władyka
Project coordinator on behalf of PCMA UW:
Urszula Wicenciak-Núñez
Project coordinator on behalf of PW:
Wojciech Ostrowski

Polish Science Centre
grant Opus 18
no. 2019/35/B/HS3/02296

Jagiellonian University in Krakow (lider)
Polish Centre of Mediteranean Archaeology University of Warsaw
Warsaw University of Technology

Cooperating institutions:
Departament of Antiquities Cyprus
Hamburg University
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology

Implementation period:

The aim of the proposed project is the reconstruction of the urban layout of ancient city Nea Paphos, from 1980 the UNESCO World Heritage site located on the SW coast of Cyprus. The city, founded at the turn of 4th/3rd c. BCE, functioned as one of the island’s main centres, the capital. As a result, it became the area of interest for many modern scholars from all over the world. The researchers from Poland have played an important role , investigating the remains of the residential district called Maloutena since 1965, and recently, since 2011, the Agora. In 1990, Warsaw researcher, J. Młynarczyk, published the results of her ground-breaking investigation concerning the reconstruction of the urban layout of ancient Nea Paphos, based on discovered relics of streets and buildings. Almost 30 years after this publication, it is necessary to re-evaluate previous findings with the use of new discoveries, technologies and solutions available for modern archaeology. The purpose of the project is to build an interdisciplinary research team, including representatives of different fields, i.e. archaeology, geophysics, architecture as well as specialists in remote sensing, procedural modelling and spatial analysis. The team will collect the old data basing on source query and will obtain new data in the course of this project, to propose a new reconstruction of streets and buildings layout of Nea Paphos in different chronological periods. Moreover, the archaeologists in cooperation with ceramologists and numismatic’s specialist, will establish or verify the chronology of already excavated archaeological units and will conduct new small scale excavation works in selected areas. The latter aims to provide lacking information necessary for reconstruction of the original urban landscape and to indicate the moment of potential changes in street and residential plots layout caused by rebuilding or destruction. The result of integrated research will be the reconstruction of urban network by 3D modelling. The models will be subjected to spatial analysis to show the potential interactions between urban layout and functioning of the city in terms of visibility, population flow, number of inhabitants
etc. The proposed project will implement the innovatory for Cyprus methodology but successfully applied on other Mediterranean sites. The reconstruction of ancient Nea Paphos cityscape will largely contribute to expand the existing knowledge and enable to look into the city from a different perspective, showing its real extent and way of functioning, bringing us a step closer to better understanding of ancient society life.

03-06.04.2023 Amsterdam: CAA2023 50 Years of Synergy
Lech P., Miszk Ł. Ostrowski W.
Arches. An open source data management platform for MA-P (“Maloutena and Agora in the layout of Paphos: modeling the cityscape of the Hellenistic and Roman capital of Cyprus

8-9.12.2022 Krakow: Konferencja Sprawozdawcza Instytutu Archeologii UJ,
Papuci-Władyka E., Miszk Ł., Michalik M.,
W mieście bez nazwanych ulic – wstępne rezultaty badań na stanowisku UNESCO Nea Paphos (Pafos) na Cyprze
w roku 2022.
K. Niziołek
„Cacka z dziurką”. Naczynia stołowe z otworami znalezione podczas wykopalisk w Nea Paphos.

1-3.12.2022, Graz: 19th POCA
Niziołek K., Kajzer M.
„No filter. Perforated fine ware pottery recorded during the Polishexcavations in Nea Paphos”.
Michalik M.
The shift in water pipe production and the transition in water supply. A study of pipelines from Paphian Agora: a preliminary project report.

08-10.11.2022 Athens: Nea Paphos Colloquium III: Another acropolis at Paphos: Fabrika Hill and beyond
Papuci-Władyka E., Miszk Ł., Kubicka-Sowińska A., Ostrowski W.
Where the streets have no name. Ma-P: preliminary results of the new research on the layout of Nea Paphos.
Michalik M.
What can the water well tell us? Preliminary considerations on the use of underground water in Nea Paphos based on Data from the Agora.

6-8.10.2022 Kalamata: 7th Symposium Archaeological Research&New Technologies
Miszk Ł., Modrzewski J., Wilk Ł., Ostrowski W., Lech P.
Monitoring of archaeological excavations using photogrammetric techniques.
Wilk Ł., Kłębowski M., Bełdyga M., Lech P., Ostrowski W.,
poster: Application of a stand-alone RTI measuring system with integrated camera in Cultural Heritage digitisation.

25-30.09.2022 Athens: 32nd International Conference of the Rei Cretariae Romanae Futores
Catching the Big Fish – Republican Fish-Sauce Containers from Nea Paphos (Cyprus)

28.08-04.9.2022, Budapest: 28th Meeting of European Associacion of Archaeologist
Miszk Ł. Kubicka -Sowińska A., Papuci-Władyka, E., Brzozowska-Jawornicka A., Ostrowski W., Michalik M.
Phenomena of re-use and integration of the urban grid in the cityscape of Nea Paphos, capital of Hlelnistic- Roman capital of Cyprus
Miszk Ł., Ostrowski W., Papuci-Władyka E.
From a pencil to the 3D model. Old Tech’s New Wave.
Lech P., Wilk Ł., Kłębowski M., Bełdyga M., Ostrowski W.
Why archaeologists should get familiar with RTI one more time. A Nea Paphos example
Michalik M., Ł. Miszk Ł.,
Where does the water go? Dreinage challanges and solutions on the Agora in Nea Paphos, Cyprus

23-24.06.2022 Warsaw: Table ronde: Houses of poeple Houses of goods
Papuci-Władyka E., Kubicka-Sowińska A.,
MA-P project: 3D reconstruction of the beginning of the regular planned city of Nea Paphos
Papuci-Władyka E., Ł. Miszk Ł
Brzozowska-Jawornicka A., Kubicka-Sowińska A.
On the treail of lost buildings of the Paphian Agora

8-10.06.2022 Warsaw: Polacy na Bliskim Wschodzie
Michalik M., Kajzer M., Wicenciak-Nunez U., Niziołek K., Oleksiak J., Kubicka-Sowińska A., Miszk Ł., Ostrowski W., Papuci- Władyka E.
Preliminary remarks on the stratigraphy and pottery on the Trial Trench III located in the Maloutena district

05-07,05,2021, Lisbona (on-line): European Humanities Conference
Papuci-Władyka E.,
Modern Archaeology at the Service of Society. Tha case study of Paphos, ancient capital of Cyprus

09-11.06.2021, Warsaw (on-line): Polacy na Bliskim Wschodzie,
Papuci-Władyka E.
New Polish Project in Paphos, UNESCO World Heritage Site: Modelling the cityscape of ancient capital of Cyprus
Michalik M.
Redevelopments of the Agora in Nea Paphos in the perspective of water management. Results of the Paphos Agora Project excavations (2011-2020) and future prospects
Niziolek K.
Late Hellenistic fine ware pottery from the Well S.50 on the Agora at Nea Paphos (Cyprus)
Tomkowska A., Jeżewska E.
Analizy pigmentów występujących na grupach wybranych zabytków ze stanowiska Nea Pafos (Paphos) na Cyprze

14-18.06.2021 Limassol (on-line): CAA 2021 „Digital Crossroads”
Kubicka A., Miszk Ł., Nowicki A.,  Ostrowski W., Fijałkowska A., Konarzewska P., Papuci-Władyka E.
From 2D documentation to parametric reconstruction of archaeological structures and procedural modelling of an ancient town
Fijałkowska A., Konarzewska P., Kubicka A., Ostrowski W., Nowicki A.,
Łukasz Miszk, Ewdoksia Papuci-Władyka – Towards discovering the similarities of regular Mediterranean cities using network analysis

2021 Hamburg: North meet East III
Miszk Ł., Papuci- Władyka E.
Looking for a second harbour in Nea Paphos – a view after five years of research

14.04.2021 Kraków: Komisja Geoinformatyki PAU: Geoinformatyka w archeologii
Kubicka A., Fijałkowska A., Ostrowski W., Nowicki A., Konarzewska P., Miszk Ł., Papuci-Władyka E.
Bazy danych GIS i modelowanie proceduralne w badaniach urbanistycznych w Nea Pafos na Cyprze – projekt MA-P

17-20.11.2021, Chicago: ASOR 2021
Miszk Ł., Papuci-Władyka E.
Between the Ptolemaic kingdom, the Roman Empire, and self-government polis. The Development of the Agora in Nea Paphos and the Institutions of Power in Hellenistic and Roman Cyprus
Kubicka A., Fijałkowska A., Konarzewska P., Ostrowski W.,  Nowicki A., Miszk Ł., Papuci-Władyka E.
Reconstructing the Urban Space of Nea Paphos through Comparison with Regularly Planned Mediterranean Cities Using 3D Procedural Modelling and Network Analysis
Papuci-Władyka E., Wicenciak-Nuñez U., Ostrowki W., Miszk Ł.,  Kajzer M.
Integrated archaeological, architectural and urbanistic research using modern methodology in service of the 3D reconstruction of Nea Paphos cityscape,

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