Gas pipeline work unearths Roman cemetery

Published on February 16th, 2012 | by Admin


Workers repairing a gas pipeline on an island near Tunisia have unearthed a Roman cemetery.

An employee from the STEG, who was present when the discovery was made, confirmed that while the staff was digging to repair a gas pipeline they discovered fragments of marble, pottery, clothes, coins, and human bones. The employees did not recognize that the area was a cemetery until they invited archaeologists to investigate the site.

Youssef el Cherif, a Tunisian archaeologist, confirmed that the graves discovered in “el Kantra” appeared to be connected to the archaeological site of Meninx.

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