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Excavations in Ancient Idalion – Week 2 – The Finds   new

Besides an excessive amount of pottery and terracotta, our team also finds numerous limestone fragments. In our disco ball section (see previous post), the first ever inscription on a limestone base, not yet fully unraveled, was found, which caused great joy among us excavators. In the section with the architectural […]


Excavations in Ancient Idalion – Week 2 – Rhythm

In rhythmic beat of the music, sometimes faster, sometimes slower, depending on who is currently wishing for music, our three cuts become deeper and deeper. While at one end of the cuts more and more limestone statuettes, terracotta fragments and a disco ball (an ominous and glittering stone) are found, […]


Excavations in ancient Idalion 2022 – Week 1 – The beginning   new

Since 2018 the Berlin Idalion Project (BIP) is undertaking archaeological field work at Idalion, trying to put the activities of Max Ohnefalsch-Richter (1850-1917) within the art of archaeological context. The Project is carried out with the kind authorization of the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus and in cooperation with our Partners […]


PoCA 2021

18th Meeting on Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology: «20 years of PoCA (2001–2021)»: 9th-11th of December 2021, Basel

Meeting on Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology: «20 years of PoCA (2001–2021)» where: Basel, Switzerland when: December 9th to 11th, 2021 what: Hybrid conference The Institute for Classical Archaeology at the Department of Ancient Civilizations of the University of Basel is pleased to announce the 18th meeting of Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology (PoCA). […]


Empire and excavation – call for papers

Call for papers: Empire and excavation: critical perspectives on archaeology in British-period Cyprus, 1878-1960 where: Nicosia, Cyprus when: November 6th to 7th, 2020 what: call for papers deadline: March 20th, 2020 Jointly organised by the British Museum and the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute, in association with the Council for […]

Empire and excavation

PoCA 2019 – Program

16th Meeting on Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology: 13th-15th June 2019, Humboldt University of Berlin

Meeting from 13th to 15th of June, 2019 at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany     “16th Meeting on Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology” PROGRAM Thursday, June 13th, Room 2070A (UdL6) 15:00 Registration Session I. Late Antique to Early Medieval Times 16:00 S. Panayiotou: Condominium, […]


PoCA 2019 – call for papers

PoCA 2019 – call for papers Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology where: Berlin, Humboldt-University when: June 13th to 15th, 2019 what: call for papers deadline: March 31st, 2019 A meeting on Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology (PoCA) will be held at the premises of Humboldt-University in Berlin from June 13th to 15th. Contributions of […]


Studia Cyprologica Berolinensia Edition

»I don’t know what am I myself, it is so very difficult to explain.« Max Ohnefalsch-Richter (1850-1917) und die Archäologie Zyperns

Studia Cyprologica Berolinensia, vol. 1 Sophie G. Horacek, Stephan G. Schmid (Hrsg.) ISBN 978-3-8325-4581-9 592 pages, year of publication: 2018 price: 69.00 € Max Ohnefalsch-Richter (1850-1917) nimmt in der Entwicklung der kyprischen Archäologie eine merkwürdig ambivalente Stellung ein. Der bisherige Erkenntnisstand macht eine Entscheidung schwierig, ob er nun noch zur […]


The Topography of ancient Idalion and its Territory: Workshop Berlin October 18th – 20th, 2018

Workshop from October 18th – 20th, 2018 in the Topoi Building Mitte, Hannoversche Straße 6, 10115 Berlin, Germany “THE TOPOGRAPHY OF ANCIENT IDALION AND ITS TERRITORY” SCOPE AND PROGRAM AS OF SEPTEMBER 21st, 2018 The question how to define the territory of the ancient city-states (city-kingdoms) of Iron Age Cyprus […]


A Sanctuary and Necropoleis excavated by Max Ohnefalsch-Richter at Ancient Idalion (Cyprus)

Ancient Idalion was one of the city kingdoms of Iron Age Cyprus, its capital bearing the same name and located in the immediate neighbourhood of the modern village of Dali in the Republic of Cyprus. Especially the rich necropoleis did attract antiquity searchers such as Luigi Palma di Cesnola from […]

Plan of Idalion trenches