An old cannon was found buried at a construction site near the Pak Kong car park in Rua de Demétrio Cinatti on Thursday, the Public Security Police (PSP) said in a statement.
According to the statement, the cannon was dug out Thursday afternoon during excavation work for a sewer project near the car park in the Inner Harbour area. The project has been temporarily suspended following the find.
According to information provided by workers at the scene, the cannon was accidentally dug out by an excavator at about 4:15 p.m.
Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) officials, as well as Customs Service and PSP officers, arrived at the scene to investigate.
The statement said the old cannon was possibly a “cultural relic.”