Underwater archaeological websites found close to Tunis

Underwater archaeological sites discovered near Tunis

A staff from the Tunisian Nationwide Heritage Institute (INP) has found a collection of underwater archaeological websites of nice historic worth within the sea stretching alongside the outskirts of Tunis. The websites are characterised by the presence of assorted varieties of artefacts relationship to totally different historic intervals, from prehistoric occasions to the fashionable period.

Underwater archaeological sites discovered near Tunis

Underwater archaeological sites discovered near Tunis
Credit score: Institut Nationwide du Patrimoine (INP)

INP stated the discoveries are the results of underwater archaeological analysis that was undertaken as a part of a examine for a venture to guard the area’s shoreline from marine erosion.

Underwater archaeological sites discovered near Tunis

Underwater archaeological sites discovered near Tunis
Credit score: Institut Nationwide du Patrimoine (INP)

The venture is supported by the Saudi Improvement Fund and entrusted to the Company for Coastal Safety and Improvement (APAL), which has dedicated to masking the prices of the work on this unprecedented archaeological discovery, utilizing the consulting agency Maritec.


Underwater archaeological sites discovered near Tunis
Underwater archaeological sites discovered near Tunis
Credit score: Institut Nationwide du Patrimoine (INP)

The underwater analysis work will proceed by way of mid-December 2020 by a staff of INP consultants supervised by underwater heritage knowledgeable Wafa Ben Slimane in collaboration with skilled diver Slim Mdimegh, assisted by a staff {of professional} divers from the Tunisian Navy, with technical and logistical assist from the Tunisian Defence Ministry.

Supply: ANSA [November 12, 2020]

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