Two ancient tombs uncovered in Kato Paphos

Started by gash, June 02, 2016, 10:55:00 pm

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Work to clean up Kato Paphos was bought to a grinding halt on Thursday morning after the discovery of two ancient tombs in the heart of the area.

Paphos municipality employees were carrying out work to remove illegal buildings, clear rubbish and generally tidy up the area as part of the mayor's campaign to present a better image, when they made the discovery.

The tombs were discovered at the previous site of Splash, situated between Ayiou Antoniou (Bar) Street and Poseidonos Avenue, which operated as an outdoor bar.

According to workers at the site, they immediately told private workmen, also at the site undertaking work for the bar owner, to cease work and leave until the authorities decide what action to take.

Earlier this year, the bar was torched and police said the 20-by-20 metre wood and metal structure was completely destroyed by a deliberately set fire.

Once uncovered, it was obvious that the tomb had previously been discovered, as a stone placed above it clearly writes 'TOMB' in English.

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