Thursday, October 13, 2011

Syntagma Metro Station Archaeological Collection


During the construction of the metro tunnels, numerous artifacts of archaeological interest were discovered. Their discovery was brought out Salvage Archaeology, this archaeology comes into play not because of natural decay but due to the artefacts' imminent destruction by the systematic excavation process. Teams of archaeologists worked along with engineers for 6 years. They protected and recorded the archaeological evidence that was uncovered which included ancient streets, houses, cemeteries, sanctuaries, public workshops, foundry pits, kilns, aqueducts, wells, cisterns, drains and sewage tunnels. Together this allowed a new insight into the topography of the city in ancient times. Never before has such a rapid development of infrastructure been accompanied hand-in-hand with the attentive study and preservation of archaeological data.
Exhibitions of ancient artifacts and/or their replicas can be found at various metro stations, such as those of Monastiraki and Syntagma.


  1. Interesting, very interesting. And really great shots! Again, well done.

  2. Lovely pics, great job, well composed, I love the light. Great.

  3. TheChronicR.... Thanks for the comments as always... did the same on your blog....

  4. Miss Lego.. Thanks you so much... commented as well to yours. ^^__^^

  5. Hello.
    I'm visiting from We The Bloggers group.

    These shots are awesome!
    Interesting information too.

    Thanks for sharing.

    The Beauty Of Love

  6. Hello again.
    Thanks for following & commenting.
    I always like to return the kindness & have become your newest follower too!
    Do come visit me often. ;-)

    Have a great weekend, my new-found friend!

  7. I will andy... looking forward on your new post.. thanks for following!

  8. Hi Eigroj...visiting from We The Bloggers group..really nice collection.I like the facts you share along with your awesome photographs. :)

  9. Thanks for the comment abhisek... its my pleasure sharing what i have seen and captured.

  10. Astig naman ng mga photos, Newbie ako sa photography and eager to learn more :) Any tips?

    Filipino Blog


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