Conservation and Presentation of Mosaics and Other Pavements

The site of Nea Paphos embodies many values; however the site's highest significance lies in the mosaic pavements that have survived nearly two thousand years to delight, inspire, and educate us today.

Mosaics at the site are well cared for, but many were previously detached and re-laid on modern mortar beddings. This practice, commonly employed in the past throughout the Mediterranean region, has diminished aspects of the mosaics' authenticity and significance.

Our work to conserve and present mosaics and other pavements will include:

enhanced conservation and reburial methods,

a comprehensive site-wide survey and inventory,


monitoring and maintenance practices, and

presentation and interpretation.

Mosaic documentation and conservation is closely linked with other components of the project, such as mapping, sheltering, and visitor management.