Macronissos Tombs

EXCURSIONS / Archaeological Sites / Famagusta / Macronissos Tombs
The site consists of 19 rock - cut tombs, a small sanctuary and an ancient quarry situated west of Agia Napa in the Macronissos area.

The targets of illegal digging, the tombs were badly looted over the years. Archaeologists believe the dead were placed in clay sarcophagi that were originally covered with three flat tiles. The tombs had a rectangular entrance originally closed with one or two slabs.

Most of the chambers are almost identical with a rectangular trench in the middle and three benches at the side. The tombs were used during the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Pyres were found on the surface, characteristic of Greek burial customs.

The sanctuary is a simple rectangular enclosure, made of large irregular blocks.

Address: Agia Napa, Ammochostos


Σχετικά Άρθρα

General Religious Tour -1

This route is general, which means that it is neither based on cities nor on districts. Heading west, visitors will visit...

Saint Solomoni Church

The so-called Catacomb of Agia Solomoni was originally built in the Hellenistic period. It consists of an open court...

Kolossi Medieval Castle

Kolossi Castle is situated in the village of Kolossi, 11 kilometres west of Lemesos.

Nicosia - Academias

The picnic area is located in Academias area in Aglantzia just 6km from Nicosia city center. Green emerges from the gray...