Ancient Road Uncovered In Greece

27 06 2012

Excavations for Thessaloniki’s new subway system unearthed marble-paved ancient road.

The 70-meter or 230-foot section of an ancient road built by the Romans.

It was the city’s main travel artery nearly 2,000 years ago.

They found tools and lamps and bases of marble columns.

Archaeologists also found remains of another older Greek ancient road, which is 500 years older underneath ancient road!

So, there are two ancient roads on top of each other.

By the way, I have an archaeologists friend from Australia name Rupert Mann.

Workers of Metro’s construction company are seen at the ancient ruins in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki on Monday, June 25, 2012. 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 city’s main travel artery nearly 2,000 years ago. The marble-paved road was unearthed during excavations for the city’s new subway system that is due to be completed in four years, and will be raised to be put on permanent display for passengers when the metro opens. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

Archaeologists and employees of Metro’s construction company present to the media and public the ancient ruins in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki on Monday, June 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

A worker of Metro’s construction company holds a fragment of old pottery in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki on Monday, June 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

Workers of Metro’s construction company are seen at the ancient ruins in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki on Monday, June 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

Archaeologists and employees of Metro’s construction company present to the media and public the ancient ruins in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki on Monday, June 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

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