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Friday, April 22, 2005

Dig Spotlight: The Ancient Theatre at Paphos

Constructed in 300 B.C., the ancient theatre at Nea Paphos, Cyprus, eventually measured 100 meters in length at its height and seated a capacity crowd of 8,500 spectators. Although much work has been done in terms of defining the characteristics, dimensions and context of the site, more work is needed to clear the theatre seating and excavate the orchestra. The 2005 season calls for new volunteers to focus on these areas, which may also include completing the excavation of a large mosaic. See the project website for details.


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