first settlers of Lambousa came from Greece in the 13th century
region came under Phoenician control in the 8th century B.C..During
the Roman and the Byzantine periods the region enjoyed prosperity.
Civilian architectural buildings like a theatre and a gymnasium
were also constructed.
period of prosperity ended with the Arab raids in the 7th
century. Among the noteworthy remains are the walls, the rock
tombs and the fish pools. The fish pools were carved in the
Roman period; they contain canals for the clean water to flow
in and for the dirty and warm water to flow out.
of the findings belonging to Lambousa which contain a lot
of valuable items like plates and spoons were brought to daylight
during a two-stage excavation activity in the 19 hundreds.
Unfortunately, most of these are being exhibited in the museums
of foreign cities like London and New York. These treasures
are thought to have been buried underground during the raids
of the Arab pirates. As most items bear the Empire seal, they
are understood to have been made between 627-630.