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May 2017

Archaeomusica

08:30 — 17:00

Inauguration: Monday 29 May 2017 19:00 Duration: 29 May – 21 August 2017 Operating Hours: 08:30-17:00 Visitors Area / Archaeological Park / Kato Pafos An exhibition that shows that… “Music is the ‘sound’ evidence of the common roots of European cultures”. Music can reveal facts about ancient civilizations, since it has created a network of relationships and points of contact among us long before we became aware of our common identity in Europe. The exhibition, which includes multimedia features and interactive…

June 2017

Archaeomusica – concert

18:00 — 21:00

Archaeological Park Entrance In the context of the exhibition-journey into the world of ancient musical instruments, that includes multimedia and interactive installations using 3D technology, concerts of traditional Cypriot and of Asia Minor music are organised, as well as dances from the Ayioi Omoloyites Cultural Workshop (18:00-19:15). Also, Ethnic Jazz and Progressive Rock music by the Italian group Dissoi Logoi (19:30-21:00). Organised by the European Music Archaeological Project (EMAP), with the cooperation of the Antiquities Department. Free entrance

October 2017

New Pafos and Western cyprus

08:00 — 17:00

The Department of Antiquities organises an international conference about all the excavations in the Pafos district. Archaeological teams from all over the world who have worked on these excavation sites for years will attend the conference, presenting findings from Fabrica Hill, Palaipafos, Geroskipou, Agios Georgios in Pegeia and other places.

Kingdoms of Pafos

Pafos is a city of myths and legends. Theatres, agoras, mosaics, ancient tombs, catacombs and churches are some of the elements of this cultural palimpsest, with Palaipafos and New Pafos being acknowledged by the UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. Pafos, the birthplace of Aphrodite and Capital of Cyprus during the Hellenistic and the Roman periods, carries the imprint – one that is both grand and tragic – of the entire history of the island. Archaeologist Claire Balandier and her associates…

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