Citadel wall found near Sanctuary of Aphrodite on Cyprus

A classical period citadel wall measuring 80 metres in length was discovered in Palaepaphos (Old Paphos), Cyprus. The wall is believed to define the north face of a monumental palace, near the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite.

Excavations at the site (by Tornos News)

According to the archaeologists the wall is a complex work of defensive architecture which consists of a three-meters wide main wall and long and narrow cross walls. The cross walls are built against the main wall and extend almost to the edge of the cliff. Many of the wall’s segments are preserved to a height of a meter and a half. The rooms between the cross walls and terrace walls are believed to have been used for storage and the industrial facilities of the palace. Two large storage vessels were discovered on the site, as well as numerous fragments of local and imported vessels.

(after Tornos News)

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