Roman-era tunnels found at Turkey’s Niksar Castle

Published on January 21st, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

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Restoration work underway at Niksar Castle in Turkey has led to the discovery of two Roman-era tunnels.

The 100 meter tunnel in the northern façade is said to have been used by the king’s daughters to reach the Roman bath near the castle. Niksar Mayor Duran Yadigar, who has inspected both tunnels, said works in the castle unearthed the entrance of the tunnels. “One tunnel goes to the stream below the castle. We have also excavated a parallel tunnel used by the king’s daughters. When the works are completed, the two tunnels in the south and north of the Niksar Castle will be completely unearthed. The artistic features of the castle will be revealed,” Yadigar said.

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Story: Hurriyet Daily News | Photo: AA

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