Aerial view of the Raona Necropolis and surrounding ruins in Cyprus.

Broken fort found under ‘giant monument’ tomb in Cyprus

According to a statement from the Cyprus Ministry of Antiquities, archaeologists excavating a huge ancient tomb in Cyprus have uncovered an even older structure hidden beneath it: a city wall or part of a defensive wall.

The large mound known as Rauner’s Tomb is longer than a football field, or 328 feet long and 196 feet wide (100 x 60 meters) (opens in new tab) and was probably built around the third century BC, when the successor King Alexander Fight for control of Cyprus and large swathes of the Empire. Over the past decade, researchers have been gradually excavating and digitally documenting these ancient tombs.But in a new discovery, archaeologists have learned that the tomb was erected atop a broken city wall older than a mound, dating back to the early 5th century BC

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.