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Rome uncovers 2,000-year-old ruins while building subway

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It’s the most exciting possible delay for subway construction

Building new subway lines is a gigantic pain, but if you’re building them in Rome, at least there’s the chance that you’ll accidentally uncover some 2nd century ruins that once served as barracks for the emperor’s Praetorian Guard and their weapons. And—what do you know—that’s exactly what construction workers have found, not far from the Colosseum. The plan is now to incorporate the ruins into the station that the workers were digging in the first place, which is still set to be completed in 2021.

Rome’s New Subway Line Will Incorporate Freshly Discovered Ancient Ruins [Hyperallergic]