Anthropologists excavating a dig in Ayia Napa on Monday stumbled on what appears to be human remains but police and archaeologists are unsure as to whether the find is historical or criminal.
The discovery was made yesterday during a dig in the area known as "Ammos Tou Kampouri" - a small and quiet beach with soft fine golden sand which is frequented by locals in the summer months.
Police spokesman Andreas Angelides told The Cyprus Daily that the remains had been sent to the Institute of Genetics and Neurology for testing before investigations could go any further.
"The first thing we need to do is establish whether or not these remains are indeed human, which from preliminary examinations, appears to be the case. The next thing we need to establish is whether they are recent or from the past." He added, "if the remains do turn out to be human and recent, then forensics will move in to trace any signs of DNA in order to determine who they belong to."