Phoenician army complex found in Cyprus

Published on June 21st, 2010 | by Admin

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The remains of a Phoenician garrison has been found in Cyprus.

Buildings overlooking a previously discovered Phoenician complex more than 2,000 years old were found at the ancient city of Idalion, the island’s Antiquities department said on Friday.

The complex, linked by a tower, were found to discover metal weapons, inscriptions and pieces of a bronze shield.

“The complex may have been used by the soldiers who guarded the tower,” the department said in a news release.

Idalion was founded by Chalcanor, a descendant of Troy’s King Priam, according to the Antiquities department.

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