3,200-year-old ancient ruins found in North Cyprus-UPDATED

The discovery includes a ritual cart, arrow heads, spear heads, holy grails and even a Cypro-Minoan writings.

3,200-year-old ancient ruins found in North Cyprus-UPDATED

World Bulletin / News Desk

Ruins from a 3,200-year-old ancient site have been discovered in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).

The late-Bronze Age site was discovered in the Karpaz (Karpasia) peninsula in the village of Kaleburnu (Galinoporni) after joint excavation efforts by the TRNC's Eastern Mediterranean University and Germany's Tubingen University.

The discovery includes a ritual cart, arrow heads, spear heads, holy grails and even a Cypro-Minoan writings.

In ancient times, Cyprus was a key stop-off point in the sea trade between Anatolia, the Levant and Egypt.

Previous findings include artefacts belonging to the Ancient Egyptians, Hittites, Phoenicians, Assyrians, Minoans and Persians.

Referred to as an 'archelogical treasure', the find is believed to be worth 'millions'.

 

 

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