Sonia Halliday

In the 1950s Cypriot archaeologist Vassos Karageorghis uncovered the remains of Salamis’s second-century A.D. Roman gymnasium and baths, located on the seaward-side of the colonnaded palaestra (exercise ground) in the center of this aerial photo. Karageorghis continued to excavate at Salamis until 1974, when his work was halted by the Turkish occupation of northern Cyprus. However, a Turkish team headed by Ankara University archaeologist Coskun Özguner has continued to excavate the area around the gymnasium.