Cyprus-Pyla Excavation Project

The new research project at Pyla (since 2014) is a joint venture between the Universities of Ghent and Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) and the Mediterranean Archaeological Society (Greece), respectively directed by
Prof. Joachim Bretschneider, Prof. Jan Driessen and Dr. Athanasia Kanta

Upcoming Events

14-18 March 2022
3rd International Congress on Archaeological Sciences in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East (ICAS-EMME 3)
The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus

16 March 2022
What’s different in 2nd millennium agriculture in Cyprus
Evi Margaritis, Carly Henkel, Luca Bombardieri, Joachim Bretschneider, Jan Driessen, Athanasia Kanta, Sturt Manning, Despo Pilides

We are delighted to announce that during the 57th Public Lectures Series of the Archaeological Research Unit (ARU) of the University of Cyprus, focussing on the "Archaeology of islands" a lecture over Pyla Kokkinokremos will be held by J. Driessen. All lectures are held virtually via ZOOM every Monday at 7:30 pm (EET), they are free and open to the public, but registration is required for access before each event starts.

21st March

A late 13th-century BC fortified settlement in Cyprus
Prof. Jan Driessen (with Joachim Bretschneider and Athanasia Kanta) Head of the 'Aegis' Research Group, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium


The Cyprus-Pyla Excavation Project is funded by:

  • FWO/ G010218N “A Time Capsule of the Crisis Period”

  • Special Research Fund Ghent University

  • the Rust Family Foundation for the C-PEPL of the Uclouvain

  • the ARC : "A World in Crisis?" Archaeological and Epigraphical Perspectives on the Late Bronze Age (13th c. B.C.) Mediterranean Systems'Collapse: a case study approach.

  • the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP)

  • Private sponsors. All Gifts are tax deductible. Donations, mentioning CYPRUS-PYLA EXCAVATIONS, can be sent to IBAN BE29 2710 3664 0164 - BIC : GEBABEBB , or to IBAN: BE22 3101 4238 2447 - BIC: BBRUBEBB

The project benefits from the aid of the Department of Antiquities and especially Dr. Marina Solomidou-Ieronymidou and Eftychia Zachariou. We also thank Dr. Anna Satraki for her generous help at the Larnaca Museum.

The project is carried out in collaboration with: