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Bamboula served as a major commercial harbour in Roman times Bamboula served as a major commercial harbour in Roman times

Second Excavation Campaign at Ancient Kition

The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, announced that the French Archaeological Mission of Kition conducted a second campaign of excavations on the Kition-Bamboula site’s northern part in October 2017.

Fieldwork resumed in the two trenches, which were initially opened in 2016. Sondage 11, located at the highest point, to the northwest of the site, was enlarged. While, in the main trench, Sondage 10, located on the hill slope, is a Late Bronze Age – Early Iron Age settlement that has been cleared further.

Preliminary results of this second field campaign demonstrate a much longer occupational phase of the site than previously thought.

The northern part of Bamboula was inhabited since at least the 13th century BC and continued to be active until at least the second or third century AD.