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article imageSubway work unearths ancient road in Greece

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By Owen Weldon     Jun 26, 2012 in World
Archaeologists in Greece discovered a 230-foot section of an ancient road that the Romans built. The road was uncovered in Greece's second-largest city.
The ancient road, marble-paved, was discovered during excavation for the new subway system in Thessaloniki. The subway system was due to be finished in four more years. When the metro opens in 2016 the ancient road will be raised where it will be put on display.
According to Yahoo, the public was able to see the excavation site on Monday. Etched out children's board games were found on several of the large marble paving stones and some of the stones had horse-drawn cart wheels marked on them.
According to Fox, the remains of tools and lamps were also found at the site. The marble columns' bases were also discovered.
According to NPR, the ancient road is estimated to be about 2,300 years old.
The city also had another brush with history on Friday. Workers also found a torpedo that was buried near a coastal highway. The torpedo ended up being removed without incident.
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