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Summary

Necropolis of the Hellenistic and Roman Period.

Class:

  • Grave or burial field
  • visible
  • Location ± 25-100 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Makronissos-Macronisos

Hellenistic sanctuary

Makronissos-Macronisos [Cyprus]

Ancient stone quarry Agia Napa

Thalassa Municipal Museum

Collection of Cypriot antiquities - http://www.thalassamuseum.org.cy/en/collections.html

Ayia Napa Aqueduct

Built during Roman period.

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Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

Makronisos/Macronisos is a graveyard consisting of the tombs of the Hellenistic and Roman Period. Therevare unearthed ninneteen  rock-cut tombs. The tombs consist of  stepped dromos, and a chamber. Almost identical rectangular chamber was equipped with rectangular trench in the middle, slightly lower than the floor and three benches at the sides of the chamber. The dead were buried  in clay sarcophagus.  Some of the tombs have additionally a loculus carved  opposite the entrance, some  have four benches on either side and one opposite the entrance.

Sources:

  1. Edna J. Stern, Appendix II. Clay coffins from. Agia Napa-Makronisos and their connections, in: S. Hadjisavvas eds., Agia Napa, the Excavations at Makronisos and the Archaeological Region, Nicosia 1977 , pp. 189-196 - https://www.academia.edu/1897395
  2. http://www.ayianapa.org.cy/makronissos-tombs.php?lang=en