The first archaeological excavations around the village of Acdeniz were made in 1929 by Swedish experts, and they found the historic open sacred field.
This field was accidentally discovered by a village priest when he was engaged in farming in his field. The most impressive aspects is the finds of approximately 2000 man-shapes statues that surrounded the altar in the shape of semicircle. All this statues were identified as gifts to the gods. Interestingly most of the statues are men and they all have tapered headers.
After the discovery, half of statues that belong to 750-500 BC were taken to Sweden, and the rest were exhibited at the Cyprus Museum in the Southern Nikosia.