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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 […]

Excavations in Ancient Idalion – Week 4 – final spurt   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 – The Finds


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 – Week 2 – Rhythm




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 […]

Excavations in ancient Idalion 2022 – Week 1 – The ...