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CALL FOR PAPERS – International conference what: “Cyprum quondam novem regnorum sedem…: a multidisciplinary approach to Cyprus’ Iron Age political and territorial fragmentation” when: 4 and 5 October 2024 where: Idalion/Dali, Cyprus abstracts due until: 25 March 2024 notice of acceptance: 15 April 2024 contact: KITconference2024@gmail.com During the first half of the first […]

Call for papers – International Conference 2024


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 […]

Excavations in Ancient Idalion 2023 – Goodbye







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 […]

Excavations in Ancient Idalion – Introduction 2022


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 […]

Study Season March 2023 – Part 2


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 […]

Study Season March 2023 – Part 1








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 ...