Ancient tombs dating back to the 4th and 6th century B.C., and particularly in the Phoenician period, were discovered in the Faneromeni area of Larnaca during excavations that took place for the second phase of the sewage system construction process.
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.”
He added that “the discovery of the Phoenician tombs sets one more proof that Larnaca is a city filled with history.”
“It’s an area that’s been inhabited for the last 4,000 years and the tracing of ancient tombs and sarcophaguses in particular verifies the city’s historical value,” he concluded.
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