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Antiquities at the Metro stations

The construction of the metropolitan railway of Athens, in the decade of the 1990s, was the cause for the largest excavation programme ever to take place in Greece. The excavations brought to light,  throughout the city, more than 50,000 findings, part of which are exhibited in specially shaped showcases in several of the stations.

Among the remarkable exhibits  that the metro passengers can see while passing by are items that lighten aspects of everyday life in ancient Athens, tombs, sections of the water supply and sewerage networks, the impressive reconstruction of stratigraphy at Syntagma station, and the covered up riverbed of Eridanos river at Monastiraki station.

Remarkable excavation findings are exhibited at the stations of Evangelismos, Syntagma, Monastiraki, Panepistimio, while a lot of stations have the works of modern Greek artists.


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