Ancient barracks and necropolis found during subway construction

Construction of Rome’s third line of subway revealed ancient sites, as ruins of barracks and a burial place have been excavated by archaeologists at the planned Amba Aradam station.

Ancient Roman ruins found during subway construction (by PhysOrg)
Ancient Roman ruins found during subway construction (by PhysOrg)
The barracks, discovered nine meters below street level, cover 900 square meters and include a long hallway and 39 rooms decorated with black-and-white mosaics on the floors and frescoed walls.

Ancient Roman ruins found during subway construction (by PhysOrg)

Ancient Roman ruins found during subway construction (by PhysOrg)
Ancient Roman ruins found during subway construction (by PhysOrg)
A collective grave by the barracks was also found containing 3 adult skeletons along with a bronze coin and a bronze bracelet.
Ancient Roman burial found during subway construction (by PhysOrg)
Ancient Roman burial found during subway construction (by PhysOrg)

(after PhysOrg)

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