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Rob Beschizza at 5:17 am Thu, Jun 28, 2012
Sounds like they have the same issues as anyone digging in Rome: You can hardly stick a shovel in the ground without hitting something old and interesting. Great for anyone interested (e.g. me), but it makes it kind of hard to do anything fast. :D
“that was city’s main travel artery nearly 2,000 years ago.”
Maybe i’m wrong, but wouldn’t a MAIN TRAVEL ARTERY be somewhat well known and documented? I can’t really tell if they knew it was there or not…
They did know, the street is named after the old roman road.
Ah, well then, not “lost”… just “missing” :)
The part i found most interesting was that for almost 2000 years, the same routes have been used by various civilizations- everyone wants to go the same way to the same destinations… and we build on top of the civilizations that came before us (unless we are reactionary)
Here in Greece that kind of thing happens all the time. You can’t dig anywhere without hitting something ancient. Over the last few years, one of the main subway arteries has been closed in Athens because while expanding it they discovered an ancient temple. Also, at every subway station in Athens, there are small museums dedicated to the finds they dug up while building the station. Even the airport has a museum dedicated to what they found building the airport.
Yes, but did they find Jimmy Hoffa?