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Tombs of the Kings

Local name: Αρχαιολογικός Χώρος Τάφων των Βασιλέων

Royal Tombs is the name given to a large ancient necropolis due to its significant size. The complex consists of about one hundred underground tombs, which were carved out of solid rock. The Royal Tombs are currently on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The vast majority of the tombs in the necropolis were built in the 4th century BC, the oldest crypts preserved to this day date from this period. The latest tombs come from around the third century AD Despite the name "Royal Tombs" in the necropolis, not monarchs were buried, but aristocrats and important personalities from Paphos.

The location of the tombs has been known for a long time, but it was not until the 1970s that extensive archaeological work began in this area. During excavations, remains of frescoes and Doric columns were discovered inside the tombs. Objects found during these works can be viewed at the Cyprus Archaeological Museum.


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    Λεωφόρος Τάφων των Βασιλέων 63 Chloraka , Cyprus