Polish scientists to create 3D reconstruction of the city of Nea Paphos


Researchers from the Jagiellonian University (UJ) in Krakow, the University of Warsaw and the Warsaw University of Technology have been working for 3 years on a 3D reconstruction of the ancient Cypriot city of Nea Paphos. 

According to the Jagiellonian University, the methodology implemented by the Polish researchers is innovative and has been used on very few archaeological sites. 

The main objective of the project ‘MA-P Maloutena and Agora in the urban plan of Paphos: Modelling the urban landscape of the Hellenistic and Roman capital of Cyprus’ is to reconstruct the urban layout of the ancient city of Nea Paphos – laid out on the basis of the Hippodamean plan. 

The ancient city of Nea Paphos is one of the most important archaeological sites in Cyprus. It was founded in the western part of the island in the late 4th or early 3rd century BC. It served as the capital of the island from around 200 BC to around 350 AD.