Historians expect the newly found military tower of XVII century to give additional chance
An unexpected historical discovery was made in the city of Kamianets-Podilsky in Khmenytsky region in western Ukraine. An old military tower dated back to the 17th century was known only by ancient historical maps.
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The newly discovered founding may become one more supporting point in Kamianets-Podilsky's bid for the UNESCO World Heritage site status. This year is set to appeal to the organization for the third and the last time.
Pavlo Nechytaylo, historian: "This tower was hiding one of the most beautiful city view, the so called Catholic front of the monasteries. According to the historical manuscripts, once nearly 60 local residents defended the city from Turkish invasion exactly on this place."
In 17th century the city of Kamianets-Podilsky was already quite populated. Apart from the tower remains the archaeologists found an old stove. It might have been designed for pottery or blacksmith manufactory.
Geologists, in turn, study the area around the digging site, hoping to find some other valuable artifacts. The new radar is constructed specially for such purposes, for it does not destroy the soil. Using such method, the scientists may explore the earth 12 metres in depth. The excavation works are currently set to continue.