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Thessaloniki metro
« on: Tuesday, 25 March, 2014 @ 20:11:50 »
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It will take at least another three years and some 40 million euros for the excavation of ancient ruins discovered during the construction of the Thessaloniki metro, which is ongoing, to be completed, experts have estimated.

The Central Archaeological Council (KAS) has recommended that the company constructing the network, Attiko Metro, spend another 42 million euros on the excavations, which have already cost almost 84 million. This would take the total cost of the work, which began in 2006, to more than 130 million euros – the same as it cost to build the Acropolis Museum.

However, experts say that there is a wealth of antiquities to be uncovered in Thessaloniki, which is producing more finds than Athens did when the capital’s metro was constructed.

Initially it was thought that the digs in Thessaloniki would cost no more than 15 million euros and last a maximum of three years. So far, 135,000 artifacts have been found.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_25/03/2014_538444

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Re: Thessaloniki metro
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 16 November, 2014 @ 15:36:32 »
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Greece’s Audit Court on Saturday issued an expert opinion allowing the disbursement of 25 million euros for the continuation of the archaeological excavations at the building site of the metro in the northern city of Thessaloniki, opening the way for the completion of the biggest transportation project in the city’s history.
http://www.newsbomb.gr/en/story/522237/approval-of-25-mil-for-excavations-at-thessaloniki-metro


For anyone new to this story this BBC report may be of interest: Thessaloniki metro: Ancient dilemma for modern Greece

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Re: Thessaloniki metro
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 16 November, 2014 @ 22:32:51 »
Blimey, the sodding metro in Thes/niki has been dragging on for so long - they built the Channel Tunnel faster than the tiny metro in Thessaloniki.  The amount of traffic chaos the building work has caused there is beyond belief.   :oki: