Tombs of the Kings, Paphos, Cyprus
The Tombs of the Kings is a large necropolis lying about 7 miles north-west of Paphos harbour in Cyprus. The underground tombs, many of which date back to the 4th century BC, are carved out of solid rock, and are thought to have been the burial sites of Paphitic aristocrats and high officials up to the third century AD. The name, Tombs of the Kings, comes from the magnificence of the tombs only as no kings were actually buried here. Some of the tombs feature Doric columns and frescoed walls.