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Thessaloniki: Metro works uncover rare 6th century marble square

Construction works for the metro in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, have uncovered an important archaeological find: a rare 6th century marble plaza.

The large square paved with marbles from the Byzantine period was discovered near the <Agia Sofia> station in the center of the city.

The square has an oval shape and is only a couple of blocks away from the famous decumanus maximus, the Byzantine avenue.

The square is reportedly not in a very good condition and therefore its future seems currently uncertain. There are considerations to maintain only part of it. The issue is to be discussed at the Greek Archaeological Council (KAS).
The finding is considered unique due to its special character and the estimated date of its construction.

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