Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Secret Tunnels Discovered under Turkish Castle

From my latest article for The Art Newspaper...

Two hidden Roman tunnels have been discovered under Turkey’s Niksar Castle in Tokat province, northern Anatolia. Exposed during restoration work, one of the tunnels runs south beneath the castle towards a stream outside, while the other heads north and is thought to have given access to nearby Roman baths. Although excavation of the 100m-long tunnels is on hold due to a lack of staff and expired permits, Halis ┼×ahin of the Tokat Museum says that they will continue to be cleared through 2014.

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