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Students Create VR Model of Paphos Amphitheatre

A 3D virtual reality model of an ancient theatre in Paphos will soon be available in the form of a mobile application.

The Department of Antiquities, Cyprus, made the announcement as a University of Sydney team behind the app’s creation completed the eighteenth season of archaeological excavations at the ancient Hellenistic-Roman theatre.

The theatre was shaped out of the bedrock of the hill and used for performances from the foundation of the ancient city, around 300 BC, until its final destruction by earthquake in the late fourth century AD.

It was at its peak of activity during the mid second century AD reign of Roman emperors Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius. App users will get an idea of the size and scale of the Antonine phase of the building’s history.