Old sites, new visions: art and archaeology collide in Cyprus

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Over the past two decades Australian archaeologists have been slowly uncovering the World Heritage-listed ancient theatre site at Paphos in Cyprus.

The Hellenistic-Roman period theatre was used for performance for over six centuries from around 300 BC to the late fourth century AD.

There is also considerable evidence of activity on the site after the theatre was destroyed, particularly during the Crusader era.

Xale 1aThe excavation of the site, and of the architectural remains in particular, is contributing significantly to our understanding of the role of theatre in the ancient eastern Mediterranean and the development of theatre architecture to reflect contemporary performance trends in the…

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