The Tombs of the Kings is one of the greatest and most valuable historical monuments in Cyprus. The archaeological site lies about two kilometres west of Paphos harbour in Cyprus. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The tombs are underground and date back to the 4th century BC. They are carved out of solid rock, and are considered to have been the burial sites of Paphitic aristocrats and high officials up to the third century AD (the name derives from the magnificence of the tombs; no kings were actually buried here). Some of the tombs feature Doric columns and frescoed walls. Archaeological excavations are still on at the site. The tombs are cut into the native rock, and at times imitated the houses of the living.

More info on the Department of Antiquities