Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tram Line Repair Exposes Roman Ruins

A few months ago, the Modern Traveler reported on the proposed expansion of Rome's subway lines which was sure to unearth all sorts of new archaeological finds. Recently, a repair to the tram line that runs on the Via Marmorata to Piazza Aventino has exposed an ancient road, remains of a Roman wall, several tombs and sections of the floors of the grain warehouses of Rome's port on the Tiber River. If you are in Rome you should head over to the Via Marmorata to see real-life archaeology in action! (See the article in La Reppubblica-translated courtesy of Google)

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