12th century Cypriot monastery excavated

The excavation of a 12th century Georgian monastery in Paphos, Cyprus is bringing residents of the Mediterranean island and the country of Georgia together, according to reports from the Cyprus Mail. Hope is that the Monastery of Panagia Chrysogialiotissa will become an important archaeological site and tourist attraction.

So far, archaeologists have uncovered the main church, two smaller chapels and a number of graves. There have also been inportant discoveries of marble, paintings and pottery.