Cyprus

This page contains information about current and completed projects in Cyprus supported by the Foundation.

Accurately Surveying the Anchorage at Maroni-Tsaroukkas – 2017

Accurately Surveying the Anchorage at Maroni-Tsaroukkas, Cyprus – 2017 Dr Carrie Fulton Just off the south-central coast of Maroni-Tsaroukkas, Cyprus, is an anchorage with stone anchors, stone blocks, and ceramics that dates to the Late Bronze Age (LBA: approximately 1700-1100 BCE). While the anchorage was surveyed in the 1990s (Manning et al, 2002) spatial resolution

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AUAV coastal site survey – 2016

Surveying coastal submerged archaeological sites using UAVs and drones – 2016 Dimitrios Skarlatos This project aimed to develop new means for archaeological coastal mapping and detection, using technologies that are recently becoming affordable, such as Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (AUAV or drones). Image Based Methods (IBM) such as Structure from Motion (SfM) and Multi View

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Dreamer’s Bay, Akrotiri – ongoing

Dreamer’s Bay, Akrotiri, Cyprus – ongoing Dreamer’s Bay – Simon James – 2017-19 Geoarchaeology – Dr. Ferréol Salomon – 2018 Palaeogeographic reconstruction – Miltiadis Polidorou – 2017 Dreamer’s Bay – Simon James – 2017-19 Professor Simon James Dreamer’s Bay lies on the southern coast of the Akrotiri Peninsula (akrotiri meaning ‘promontory’). The peninsula is a

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Maa: Palaeokastro – 2018

Neutron Activation Analysis of Aegean-Style IIIC Pottery at Maa: Palaeokastro – 2018 Penelope A Mountjoy  The fortified settlement of Maa: Palaeokastro is situated on the west coast of Cyprus on a long promontory with a sheltered bay each side of it to the north and to the south offering protected harbours. Coastal plains extend 3-5

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Maritime Archaeology Outreach Bus – 2017

Maritime Archaeology Outreach Bus – 2017 The Maritime Outreach Bus Cyprus tour targeted a range of audiences during its six weeks on Cyprus between the beginning of May and the middle of June 2017. The Bus is a bespoke vehicle which takes maritime archaeology directly into schools, museums, community centres, public spaces and events. It

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Repair, Maintenance and Commissioning of the Replica Ship Kerynia-Liberty – 2017

Repair, Maintenance and Commissioning of the Replica Ship Kerynia-Liberty – 2017 Glafkos Cariolou and Maria Michael In the first, seven-month phase of the project of the repair, maintenance and re-commissioning of the KERYNIA – LIBERTY (K-L), several objectives were highlighted. The results will be presented in the following report. 1. Preservation, Repair and Maintenance: In

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The Intangible Maritime Cultural Heritage Project educational programme – ongoing

The Intangible Maritime Cultural Heritage Project educational programme – ongoing Maria Ktori Maritime Cultural Heritage transcends the limits of the sea realm, including both tangible and intangible cultural elements. Traditional crafts, which are directly related to the sea and its people, are an intangible element being transmitted from one generation to another. Crafts like shipbuilding

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The Kyrenia Ship Conservation Project – 2015-18

The Kyrenia Ship Conservation Project – 2015-18 The Kyrenia Ship and the objects found associated with it are regarded as one of the foremost archaeological shipwreck finds in the world. Both the reassembled Hull and the plethora of ceramics, amphorae, copper-alloy finds, lead objects and organics have and still do provide archaeologists, researchers, scholars, museum

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The Kyrenia ship publication: the hull, rigging and equipment – ongoing

The Kyrenia ship publication: the hull, rigging and equipment – ongoing Wendy van Duivenvoorde This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968–1969 excavation of the early 3rd-century B.C. shipwreck at Kyrenia, Cyprus. Archaeologists excavated the site in its entirety, and the wreckage included the remains of a well-preserved Mediterranean merchant ship and its cargo

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The underwater port of Amathus – 2016

The underwater port of Amathus (Limassol, Cyprus) A Hellenistic naval harbour – 2016 Jean-Yves Empereur The submerged port of Amathus was excavated by a Franco-Cypriot team over three campaigns, from 1984-1986, with joint financing from the École Française d’Athènes and the Association for the Restoration of Ancient Port of Amathus (SALPA). The long  moles made

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Underwater Cultural Heritage of Akanthou – ongoing

Underwater cultural heritage of Akanthou, Cyprus – 2019 Mehmetcan Soyluoglu Project Summary Thanks to its unique position in the eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus was an important landmark and stop-‐over point for ancient mariners. Recent maritime archaeological research, especially from the southern and western regions of Cyprus, have demonstrated the unique position of the island (Leidwanger, 2013;

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