Our last week started with a visit to the polish excavation under the direction of Prof. Dr. Evdoxia Papuci-Wladyka in Nea Paphos, from which we took away many interesting impressions and exciting insights. Afterwards the storm continued and we had to stop excavation activities for one day, because we could have […]
For those who are soccer or sports fans, or simply old enough, the name Michel Platini will not be unknown. However, many of our team members did not know the famous soccer player from the 1980s, but that changed quite quickly with a visit to the Platini Museum in Mosfiloti. […]
While many trenches steadily extract limestones, terracottas and ceramics, one of our trenches is all about one thing in particular. Walls. The wall, which already passed through one of our trenches last year, can now be followed in the next one as well. And after the gray hard layer was […]
At the beginning of September, our team leaves for hot Cyprus (according to some native Cypriots, it is actually already quite cool) to start our fourth excavation campaign. Due to the generous support of the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus and our partners, the University of Cyprus (Nicosia) and the […]
2022 season of the Berlin-Idalion-Project’s excavations on the Eastern Acropolis (Mouti tou Avrili) of Idalion Introduction 2022 saw the third excavation season on the eastern acropolis (Mouti tou Avrili) of ancient Idalion by a team composed of members from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the University of Cyprus. The […]
PoCA 2023 – call for papers Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology where: The Main Building of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens/Athens University History Museum when: December 1st to 3rd, 2023 what: call for papers deadline: June 15th, 2023 The Department of History and Archaeology of the National and Kapodistrian […]
After intensive work during the week, our team still has an adventurous weekend programme. The first weekend is affected by recurring rain showers, but is nevertheless used to visit Salamis, partly in the rain, and then to search for sanctuaries and necropolises on the coast of Cyprus. At the first […]
With the generous support of the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus, our team is able to set off on their second BIP (Berlin Idalion Project) Study Season. So we were sent off from Berlin, still quite cold, to receive a warm welcome in Cyprus. After our first night in our […]
From 1-3.12.2022 the 19th Meeting of the Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology will take place both in Graz, and partly online. Further information can be found at the University of Graz.
Slowly, after the last visits have departed, the last finds have been bagged in the middle of the night and the first excavators have already gone home, we have to think about saying goodbye. A farewell, not for long, and yet a hard one. Within the last four weeks many […]
With the fourth and for us last week the final spurt begins and probably the most stressful week of the campaign. The last pottery sherds are counted, the last terracottas weighed and the last limestones brushed. Nevertheless, the scientific exchange does not miss out, because in the last week […]
Of course, an excavation is not only about the purely scientific aspect, although that is without question at the top of the list, but it is also very much about social interaction. People who are at very different points in their lives come together to live with each other in […]
While on the one hand we had to say goodbye to two excavators from our team, on the other hand we were pleased to welcome our reinforcement from Sorrent to the team. This also brings into our midst a practice that is becoming more and more important and adapted to […]
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 […]
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, […]
Between frequent petting of the cats around, we work diligently and energetically with pickaxe, shovel and trowel to remove the earth bit by bit. During the week, the surveyors from Limassol come to our aid and check our recovered points. After several limestone, pottery and terracotta finds, the team, in […]
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 […]
19th Meeting on Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology – follow the call for papers where: Graz, Austria when: December 1st to 3rd, 2022 what: Hybrid conference For more information check the call for papers. Updates will be provided when available.
We’re looking forward to share some impressions of our future field work, here.
PoCA 2022 – call for papers Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology where: University of Graz, Meerscheinschlössl (hybrid) when: December 1st to 3rd, 2022 what: call for papers deadline: June 15th, 2022 The Institute of Classics – Classical and Provincial Roman Archaeology at University of Graz is pleased to host the 19th meeting […]
PoCA 2021 – call for papers Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology where: University of Basel when: December 9th to 11th, 2021 what: call for papers deadline: May 31st, 2021 The Institute for Classical Archaeology at the Department of Ancient Civilizations of the University of Basel is pleased to announce the 18th meeting […]
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). […]
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 […]
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 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, 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 […]
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 […]
Exhibition in Neues Museum, Berlin starting from December 1st, 2017. Between Royal Tombs and Pawn Shop – Download Flyer For more information on the exhibition read on here (German language only).
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 […]