Sewage work reveals Phoenician tombs

Published on May 7th, 2012 | by Admin

0
Untitled-14

Sewage workers in Cyprus have unearthed two ancient Phoenician tombs which date back to the 4th and 6th centuries, B.C.

According to archaeologists that arrived at the excavation site, the tombs might present an extension of the ancient carved tomb, known as catacomb, which is also dated in the 4th century B.C. and is located under the old church of Faneromeni Virgin Mary.

Mayor of Larnaca Andreas Louroutziatis immediately visited the area after being informed of the findings, and in his statement he noted that “works for the sewage system construction will temporarily stop in that particular area of Faneromeni Avenue, until the Antiquities Department establish if it’s necessary to continue excavations in the particular location for discovering more antiquity findings.”

[Full story]

Story: Areti Kotseli, Greek Reporter | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Tags: , , ,



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Follow me on Twitter!   Subscribe to my RSS feed!
     
  • Question of the Moment

    History in the making. November 8, 2016.

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Art Artifacts Bones Burials China Construction Egypt Egyptians England Food & Drink Fossils Humans Italy Medieval Remains Romans Scotland Shipwrecks Technology Tombs Turkey Underwater WWII
  • Archives