Thursday, August 02, 2012

Byzantine urban landscape in the Kourion Archaeological Space

The Ministry of Communications and Works, Department of Antiquities, announces the completion of the first season of a new long term archaeological investigation at the site of Kourion, Limassol District, titled "Kourion Urban Space Project"' (KUSP) and directed by Dr. Thomas W. Davis of the Tandy Institute for Archaeology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth Texas , USA.

Dr. Davis was formerly the Director of the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute in Nicosia from 2003-2011. The KUSP consortium includes the Australian Institute of Archaeology and the University of Cyprus. KUSP will build on previous work at the site including the recent Kourion Mapping Project (KMP) in order to gain a better understanding of the urban space of Kourion and by extension of late Roman Cyprus. Dr. Davis served as the Principal Investigator of the KMP after the untimely death of Dr. Danielle Parks.