Metro extension brings Hellenistic past of Piraeus to light in large-scale salvage excavations

July 12, 2020 - General

The works to extend the Athens metro Line 3 towards Piraeus has included large-scale salvage excavations by archaeologists to depths unusual for such projects, with associated finds that include rare wooden remains from homes and even tree branches of antiquity.

Credit: AMNAThe stations being built in Piraeus and the shafts sunk into the earth have been mostly dug in Piraeus squares and open spaces that had never been built over,…

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