Posts Tagged ‘underground’

  • Construction of Thessaloniki’s metro system has revealed wealth of archaeological finds

    on Jan 26, 14 • in Antiquty, Archaeology, Excavation, Greece, Roman period • with Comments Off on Construction of Thessaloniki’s metro system has revealed wealth of archaeological finds

    The Thessaloniki metro system aspires to be the “most modern metro system in the whole of Europe.” That, however, is contingent upon its completion. Begun in 2006, the project is currently four years behind schedule. In order to see the light of day, Thessaloniki’s archaeologists have had to chip away at the city’s shadowy past. The ruins unearthed in Greece’s second city have led some to hail it as a “second Pompeii.” Current excavations are focused on the so-called “intra muros” stations – those that sit within the limits of the city’s Theodosian walls –

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  • Bulgaria to Charm Barroso with Archaeology

    on Nov 18, 12 • in Archaeology, Bulgaria, News • with Comments Off on Bulgaria to Charm Barroso with Archaeology

    Excavations and constructions of the underground in Sofia’s culturally rich center are expected to be ready for the August visit of EC President Jose Barroso, said Bulgarian Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov. Tuesday Rashidov and colleague, Minister of Regional Development Lilyana Pavlova were on inspections at the site near Bulgaria’s government buildings, where the expansion of the metro station takes place concurrently with preservation of archaeological findings from ancient Serdica. “The first stage of construction will be finished by July, while by August 25, when Jose Manuel Barroso is expected in Bulgaria, the archaeological treasures will

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