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Sewage work reveals Phoenician tombs

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.”

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

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