Roman Architecture in Cyprus


Name: Tomb of the Kings

View: Burial site of Paphain aristocracy. UNESCO World Heritage Site, 1980. View of Tomb #3. View across the peristyle court from north-east corner of portico.


Location: Paphos, Cyprus

Date: 3rd – 1st century BCE

Architecture Style: Ptolemaic/Roman Period. Hellenistic style with Macedonian influences, via Egypt.

Catalogue No. ZC1414230

This architecture image from Veritas Imaging shows an example of early Roman architecture from the 1st century in Paphos on the western coastal region of Cyprus. Named Tomb #3, these tombs are located within the sunken peristyle court of the center necropolis. The view shows the peristyle court from the north-east corner of the portico.

The Tombs of the Kings was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980. Built during the 3rd to 1st century BCE, during the Ptolemaic period, this style of architecture illustrates the Hellenistic style with influences from Macedonia via Egyptian archaeology. It was the burial site of the Paphian aristocracy during the Ptolemaic/ Roman period. The material is sandstone. Systematic excavations of the Tombs of the Kings began in 1977.

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