The site located in Cyprus on the Akrotiri pennisula and was originally a harbour complex dated to the late Roman or early Byzantine period. The site which has been known of for some time is being threatened by wind, rain and wave activity along the shoreline. The site is located within UK’s Cyprus airbase, RAF Akrotiri.
The University of Leicester School of Archaeology & Ancient History is sending a six person team including archaeologists to conduct the excavation of the masonry buildings, likely to have been warehouses, which have been dated to between AD 300 – 600.
Photo credit: Luis Holden won the Navy News Award in the 2011 Peregrine Trophy Photographic Competition with this image.
A Joint Force Harrier jet is pictured high over RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus shortly before the iconic aircraft was decommissioned.