Exhibition of artifacts found during Thessaloniki metro construction in April

5 March 2018
1070 Views

The numerous finds and artifacts that were discovered in works for the construction of a long-overdue metro line in the northern city of Thessaloniki were recently detailed at a one-day seminar held in the metropolis.

The on-again, off-again effort to build an underground urban rail line in Greece’s second largest city, by population, began in the late 1980s, only to resume with guaranteed funding over the last decade. One reason for the slow-going construction has been the layers of ancient and medieval history beneath the 23-centuries-old city’s surface.

An exhibition is set for April in order to showcase some of the most prominent movable artifacts discovered during construction, including funereal items, coins, golden wreaths, glass, bronze and clay pottery, as well as photographs and charts showing the city’s development from the 3rd century B.C. down until a major fire in 1917.

You may be interested

Coronavirus: Negative record with 453 new cases, 174 in Attica & 6 fatalities
GREECE
shares28 views
GREECE
shares28 views

Coronavirus: Negative record with 453 new cases, 174 in Attica & 6 fatalities

makis - Sep 21, 2020

Greece announced today 453 new coronavirus cases of the in the country, of which 195 are associated with known cases…

Turkey issues Navtex with live ammunition south of Lesvos
GREECE
shares37 views
GREECE
shares37 views

Turkey issues Navtex with live ammunition south of Lesvos

Panos - Sep 21, 2020

Turkey issued a new Navtex today south of the Greek island of Lesvos with military exercises involving live ammunition. The…

US Secretary of State Pompeo to visit Greece on September 25
GREECE
shares37 views
GREECE
shares37 views

US Secretary of State Pompeo to visit Greece on September 25

Panos - Sep 21, 2020

According to source, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to visit Athens from September 25 to 27. The…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.