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  • Cistern Found To Have Been Ancient Tomb (Malta)

    02/10/2008 5:10:07 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 98+ views
    Cistern found to have been ancient tomb Studies at Limestone Heritage, the museum/park which traces the use of stone in Malta, have confirmed that a bell-shaped cistern in the Siggiewi quarry where the museum is located, is an ancient tomb of Punic or Roman origin. The studies were conducted by Dr Nicholas Vella, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the Department of Classics and Archaeology of the University of Malta. Entrance into the tomb is now through one of its two burial chambers but in antiquity the tomb was reached from the fields above, down a deep shaft. In later years,...
  • Byzantine Underground City And Cistern Unearthed In Talas (Turkey)

    01/03/2006 11:17:59 AM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 856+ views
    Byzantine underground city and cistern unearthed in Talas Tuesday, January 3, 2006 ANKARA - Turkish Daily News An underground city and cistern dating to the Byzantine era have been discovered at the foot of Mt. Ali in the Talas district of Kayseri. Talas Mayor Rıfat Yıldrım said archaeologists have so far unearthed 300 meters of the underground city and that the cistern is estimated to be 60 meters in length and 5 meters wide. Noting that they had initiated excavations following reports of the existence of a city and cistern, Yıldırım said: “We have unearthed parts of the underground city...
  • Garage floor collapses, taking new SUV with it

    06/17/2005 1:29:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 58 replies · 942+ views
    Lexington-Herald Leader ^ | 6-17-2005 | By Greg Kocher
    ABANDONED CISTERN WAS UNDER STRUCTURE CENTRAL KENTUCKY BUREAU McAFEE -- When Lela Stewart heard a noise late Monday night, she thought her cat had accidentally overturned something. No shelves were disturbed so she looked in the garage -- and discovered her new Ford Escape at the bottom of a 10-foot-deep hole. The garage's concrete floor had collapsed into an abandoned cistern. "I go to the door and open it and there's a big puff of smoke, which was concrete dust," Stewart said. "I just put my face in my hands and went, 'This can't be happening.'" Stewart, who has lived...