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Tunnels Unearthed at Turkey’s Niksar Castle

Friday, January 10, 2014

TOKAT, TURKEY—Restoration of Niksar Castle, located in the Black Sea region of Turkey, has led to the discovery of two tunnels dating to the Roman period. Tradition holds that the daughters of a Roman king used one of the tunnels to travel to a nearby Roman bath. “One tunnel goes to the stream below the castle. We have also excavated a parallel tunnel used by the king’s daughters. When the works are completed, the two tunnels in the south and north of the Niksar Castle will be completely unearthed. The artistic features of the castle will be revealed,” said the mayor of Niksar, Duran Yadigar.