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Discovery of ancient tomb halts projects in Limassol

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An ancient tomb has been discovered during the preparatory work for improvement projects planned in the Tziamouda area in Limassol, it was announced on Friday.

The discovery was made during a preliminary survey for works by the Limassol water supply board slated for next Tuesday, which have now been postponed.

The department of antiquities has been informed and gave instructions to stop work and cordon off the area, while investigative excavations will begin from next Monday, according to the Cyprus News Agency.

It is not the first time that an ancient grave has been found in ​​Limassol’s historic centre and at least two sites of Late Bronze age tombs have been confirmed in the course of major anti-flood works undertaken by the Limassol-Amathounta sewerage board.

Due to the discovery of the ancient tomb, the Limassol water board has informed the public that the scheduled works and ensuing interruption of water supply announced for next Tuesday, November 21, will not occur.

The water stoppage was expected to affect premises in the streets of Ayia Fylaxis, June 16 1943 (formerly Gladstonos), Victor Hugo and Orpheas.

The new date for carrying out the improvement projects in the area will be announced after the completion of examinations by the department of antiquities.

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