Paphos Cyprus, Hellenistic Tombs of the Kings.

by Steven Sklifas
Tombs of the Kings. Paphos. Cyprus.

The Tombs of the Kings, a vast ancient archaeological necropolis with impressive underground tombs located at the city of Paphos on the south west coast of Cyprus.  It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980.

Known as the Tombs of the Kings, no royalty is buried there, rather, the tombs are the burial place of affluent senior government officials and aristocrats dating from the 4th century BCE to the 3rd century AD (Hellenistic and Roman periods).

The site name refers to the size and magnificence of the underground tombs, some very elaborate with decorated walls and some others with open atrium’s, surrounded by majestic Doric columns. Similar Tombs have been found in Alexandria, Egypt.

All images, text and content are copyright Steven Sklifas.

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