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Larnaca Update

So, it has been a few hectic days in Larnaca. We have been working at the Museum’s off-site storage facility trying to finish things up for PKAP II. Tuesday was another rainy day, it stormed for a while. There was a … Continue readi...

Back in Larnaca

So, Saturday night Bill and I headed out to our favorite Polis restaurant (The Old Town Restaurant). They have a meze there that is fantastic. Unfortunately, since it was raining off and on all day, they had moved all their … Continue reading ?

Last Work Day in Polis

Today was our last work day at the apotheke in Polis – and it was windy and rainy for most of the day. Tomorrow we are heading back to Larnaca so we can work on PKAP material. As is our … Continue reading ?

Searching for Plans to build an Ark

Well, this has been an unusual season in Polis so far. The rain has continued to fall, and at times it has been very heavy. Last night we drove out to Fly Again for dinner. I was worried as we … Continue reading ?

Friday at Polis

We are in Polis only for a short time this season. In fact, we will be leaving Sunday to head to Larnaca, so that we can do a short study season working on PKAP material for volume 2. Today was … Continue reading ?

Potato Chip Research Continues

While many people think I am in Cyprus working on Late Roman Ceramics, those in the know are aware that my potato chip research is what is really driving my work on the island. [On a side note, it is … Continue reading ?

Settling In

We began work at the apotheke yesterday. It went as it usually does, a little chaotic. Some of it involves arranging things that have been in storage and plugging in things. We also set up the portable XRF station and checked … Continue reading ?

Back in Cyprus

So, after a lengthy travel day of Pittsburgh to Toronto to Athens to Larnaca, I arrived in Cyprus on Monday. I really did not do much other than check into a hotel and wait for Bill to arrive. Once he … Continue reading ?

Wrapping up 2016 Cyprus Season

So, today is my last day in Cyprus. It has been a busy week in Larnaka. We spent some time looking for artifacts to catalogue and trying to sort out some minor issues. This took a lot more time than … Continue reading ?

Settled in Larnaka

So, Sunday we got up, packed up the car, and headed over to Larnaka. Along the way, we took a break and stopped for lunch at one of our favorite spots, Zygi. As I have mentioned many times before, this is … Continue reading ?

Saturday in Polis

Things are a bit slow at Polis, I am heading to Larnaka tomorrow so there wasn’t a lot to do today. So Brandon, Dave, and I used the day as a chance to go to Paphos and visit some of the … Continue reading ?

Last Friday in Polis

Things are winding down in Polis for 2016 for me – we leave Sunday for a week of work at PKAP in Larnaka. I finished looking at pottery yesterday, both pieces in the museum and what we had stored at … Continue reading ?

10 Days to Go

Time is flying by, I only have til Sunday in Polis and then we head to Larnaka to do some PKAP work next week, mainly cataloguing and illustrating artifacts. Today I drove Bill and David to the airport, they are … Continue reading ?

Starting to Feel the Pressure

I am always amazed at how each season in Cyprus goes the same way. When I first get to the island, everything is nice and relaxed and I look forward to how much work I will be able to accomplish. … Continue reading ?


So, today is the halfway point for my time in Cyprus. I have been here for two weeks and have two more to go. Today was a day off, so to speak. We used the day to show our friend … Continue reading ?


Not much new has happened. A normal day at the apotheke yesterday working on refining some of my initial pottery reading. I also started illustrating some of the pieces we pulled for inventorying. I am still sort of slow at this, … Continue reading ?

Midweek at Polis

Today has been an interesting day. It has been a pretty day, lots of sunshine and a nice breeze keeping the temperature down. At the apotheke, it was a little unusual this morning. On one hand, we got through the … Continue reading ...

Continuing Along

Things are starting to move a bit faster here at Polis, and more people are arriving here every day. Last week, it was just Bill and me, by Saturday night, there will be twelve people working on the Polis material, … Continue readin...

Long Day

Yesterday was a long day for me, and not because of work at the apotheke. We put in our usual day’s work, nothing really different happened – except for Bill’s unprovoked assault on my choice of music to listen to … Continue reading...


Last night we went out for dinner and decided to do a Cypriot meze, a course of lots of small dishes. We chose the meat meze, and it was quite a bit of food. And I mean a lot. It was … Continue reading ?

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