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Greece: Subway Construction Unearths Ancient Road

Monday, 25 Jun 2012 04:45 PM

 

Archaeologists in Greece's second-largest city have uncovered a 70-meter (230-foot) section of an ancient road built by the Romans that was the city's main travel artery nearly 2,000 years ago.

The marble-paved road was unearthed during excavations for Thessaloniki's new subway system that is due to be completed in four years. The road in the northern port city will be raised to be put on permanent display when the metro opens.

The excavation site was shown to the public on Monday, when details of the project were also announced. Several of the large marble paving stones were etched with children's board games, while others were marked by horse-drawn cart wheels.

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