Construction of new subway line uncover Roman buildings

The remains of a second century imperial barracks were found nine metres below street level in November, when construction began on Amba Aradam-Ipponio station on the city’s new metro Line C. The 1,753 square-metre ruin contains some 39 rooms, many of which contain original mosaics and frescoes.

Buildings found during constructions (by The Local)
Buildings found during constructions (by The Local)

Authorities are now considering incorporating the barracks in one large metro stop-cum-museum structure. Authorities say the find won’t affect the cost of the new station, which is located close between the iconic Colosseum and Imperial forum, as the budget for Line C already includes generous allowances for dealing with inevitable archaeological finds.

Buildings found during construction (by The Local)
Buildings found during construction (by The Local)

(after The Local)

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