Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


12 July 2011

Excavations at Dromolaxia Vizatzia / Hala Sultan Tekke

The New Swedish Cyprus Expedition 2011

The twelfth century settlement of the important Late Cypriote harbour city of Hala Sultan Tekke has been explored since the 1970s. The main objective of the resumed excavations at Hala Sultan Tekke at this time is the investigation and determination of the complete occupational sequence of pre-12th century levels. The choice of the precise spot for excavation within the recently extended Area 6 has been guided by a ground-penetrating radar survey (GPR) which was successfully carried out in 2010 during the first season of this project (see This survey led to the discovery of a large Late Cypriote complex, which was further exposed from 26 April to 27 May 2011. Additional high-precision GPS-measurements were carried out in order to correct plans from the old excavations.

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