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More antiquities unearthed during works for Thessaloniki metro

More antiquities have been unearthed during the construction works of the metro in Thessaloniki, northern Greece. The finding span from the Proto-Byzantine to the Middle-Byzantine era, that is from from the 4th to 11th centuries AD. According to local media, the antiquities were discovered during works at the southern access …

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Top court gives green light to removal of stunning antiquities from Thessaloniki metro station

Greece’s highest administrative court, the Council of State (CoS), has given the green light for the temporary removal and repositioning of the antiquities unearthed during excavation work for the Thessaloniki metro in northern Greece. With the majority of a single vote (13-12) the judges of the CoS approved the removal …

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ICOMOS calls for Protection of antiquities at Thessaloniki metro station

The International Council on Monuments and Sites, a technical advisor to UNESCO is calling for the Protection of the Antiquities in situ at the Venizelos Metro station in Thessaloniki, northern Greece. The resolution comes following the decision of local authorities and the Greek Central Archeological Council to remove the antiquities …

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Vandals spray graffiti and slogans on brand new wagons of Thessaloniki Metro

The life of brand new, shinny blue and white wagons of Thessaloniki Metro was short. Unknown perpetrators entered the depot where they are parked and sprayed them with graffiti and slogans. The vandals entered the depot in Pylaia on Sunday. No security guard was around to hinder them. There was …

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Metro stations to turn museums with thousands artifacts found during construction in Thessaloniki

More than 300,000 archaeological artifacts were discovered during the construction of the Thessaloniki metro system, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said at a press conference on Wednesday. Many of them will be exhibited at several metro stations, turning them also to museums. She added that a large selection of these artifacts …

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Metro in Thessaloniki: One train closer for the decades-long project to come true

“Metro in Thessaloniki’: For three decades this sentence was a joke among the residents of Greece’s second largest city in the north of the country. But now, the metro in Thessaloniki is a train closer to become true. The carriages of the first metro line have been parked in Pilaia …

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More than 300,000 ancient treasures unearthed during metro digging in Thessaloniki

Metro digging in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, has unearthed an extraordinary treasure trove of more than 300,000 ancient artefacts, from gold wreaths and rings to statues of the goddess Aphrodite. The construction of a metro network beneath the Greek city of Thessaloniki has unearthed an extraordinary treasure trove of ancient artefacts, …

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Venus statue discovered in Thessaloniki during metro construction works

An impressive statue has been discovered during archaeological excavations at the construction work of Metro in Thessaloniki. Among the more than 300,000 findings is the headless statue of goddess Aphrodite. The statue was found at the construction works area of  the metro station <Agia Sophia>, very close to the Krinaio …

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Metro works reveal the “secret diamonds of Early Christianity” in Thessaloniki (videos)

Works for the Metro in Thessaloniki have revealed the secret diamonds of Early Christianity buried for centuries under  surface of the city. Local media Voria.gr visited the future metro station in  “Agia Sophia” in the center of the city and brought amazing footage for the delight of a broader audience. …

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Thessaloniki: Metro construction cranes shine in Christmas mood

The three large cranes at the construction sites of the metro in Thessaloniki were decorated with thousands of Christmas lights and were lit up in a ceremony on Friday. The cranes at the construction sites of the “Syntrivani”, “Agia Sofia” and “New Railway Station” were decorated in the spirit of …

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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 …

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UPD South African mutation of Covid-19 detected in Thessaloniki

The fist cases of South African mutation of Covid-19 have been detected in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, the Civil Protection announced on Sunday. It is not officially known, however, how many cases of the mutated strain have been found. According to initial media information, the first mutations of the South-African strain …

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Doctors in Thessaloniki warn hospitals at breaking poinτ

A surge in coronavirus infections in Greece’s northern city of Thessaloniki is pushing the hospital system to its limits, doctors at a medical facility say, as the second wave of the pandemic takes a toll. Last week Greece ordered a nationwide three-week lockdown, its second this year, in a bid …

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Greeks disapprove Athens Metro decision to rename two stations (UPD)

The management of the Attiko Metro in Athens has decided to rename two metro stations. Line 3 station <Evaggelismos> will be renamed into <Pavlos Bakoyannis> and Line 2 station <Agios Dimitrios> into <Alekos Panagoulis>. The two metro station will no longer have a geographical specification but a reference to two …

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High Speed train “Silver Arrow” to connect Athens-Thessaloniki in just 3.5 hours

High speed train “Silver Arrow” will connect Athens – Thessaloniki in just 3.5 hours. The train arrived on Friday in Thessaloniki. However, it will still need some time to be in full operation between the Greek capital and the metropolis in the North of the country as the infrastructure has …

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Thessaloniki: Epic bus driver urges commuters to “befriend with deodorant”

High temperatures, fully packed buses at peak hours and the divorce some people have taken with personal hygiene and deodorants often create an unbearable situation. An epic driver in Thessaloniki found a way to get rid of the bad summer odors in they fully packed buses. As the driver could …

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