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The Agora, or forum, and Asklepieion date back to the 2nd century AD and constitute the heart of the original Nea Paphos city complex. Paphos' second most popular attraction is an impressive collection of intricate and colourful mosaics in the southern sector of the archaeological park immediately to the south of the Agora. Discovered by accident in 1962, excavations carried out by the Department of Antiquities brought to light the remains of a large and wealthy residence from the Roman period with exquisite coloured mosaics decorating its extensive floor area. Subsequently named the House of Dionysos due to the large number of mosaics featuring the god of wine, this complex is the largest and most well-known of the mosaic houses. A short walk away is the smaller Villa of Theseus, a 2nd-century private residence, and House of Aion, a purpose-built structure made from recycled stones found on the site and housing a panel of 4th-century mosaics.

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