Ancient tower, town wall found on Tinos island

Archaeologists have uncovered a tower and remains of a town wall dating back to the fourth century BC on the island of Tinos in the Aegean Sea, the Culture Ministry said yesterday. The discovery, near a sanctuary for the god Poseidon and his wife Amphitrite, was made during construction work for an island road. «The tower is at least two meters (six feet) high and located near the modern-day town of Tinos,» archeologist Mariza Marsari told AFP. Marsari was on the island along with the head of the Central Archeological Council (KAS), Christos Zachopoulos, to examine the find. So far the sanctuary, which also dates back to the fourth century BC, had been the island’s main cultural attraction. (AFP)

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