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Archaeologists present ancient Greek road to general public in Thessaloniki

Entertainment Θεσσαλονίκη, Greece - 25 June 2012

Archaeologists presented ruins from an ancient Greek road to the general public and media on Monday, June 25, 2012, in Thessaloniki, Greece.

According to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, archaeologists discovered a 70-meter section of the ancient road, which was most likely used by the ancient Romans for travel around 1,800 ago. Remains of another ancient Greek road, 500 years older than the road discovered, were also found.

The ancient road was uncovered when the City of Thessaloniki excavated the terrain for the construction of its new subway system, which is scheduled to open in 2016. The City announced on Monday its plan to raise the ancient road for permanent display

During the presentation, archaeologists expanded on their findings, which include marble stones and columns, as well as the remains of tools and lamps.

While the excavation presents an exciting opportunity to archaeologists, the discovery of the ancient road has contributed to a four-year delay in the subway's construction. 

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