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BLOG OF A TOUR GUIDE IN ROME

14/08/2019, 12:05

#unaguidaturisticaroma, #atourguiderome, #romeisus, #rome, #roma, #archeologia, #archeology, #metroline, #subway, #metropolitana



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 In Rome a train station could be a museum, and I’m not joking! If you go to the St John metro station you will admire pieces from different times, from the XIX century to the Roman age...



In these wonderful photos you can see some of the Roman artifacts which were found over the years during the excavations of one of the new metro lines of Rome, the third one. We are in the San Giovanni metro station, nearby the impressive basilica dedicated to St John. Thousand of Romans walk fast, moving next to old pieces found just here, in order to create the metro line. A station that is also a museum, place that could display us one of the keywords used to understand Rome: stratification. The underground of the Eternal City is a machine time, because it is able to display the long history of our city. Over the years the workers dug almost 90 feet, and step by step, layer by layer, several pieces from different times were found: painted pottery plates from the XIX century, medieval elements, coins and jewels from the late roman empire (around the IV - V century AD), but also an incredible wooden basket and iron tools from the I - II centrury AD. In this way, with these discoverings, the archeologists understood that here, where today there are the city walls, one of the most ancient Christian basilica of Rome and a metro station, there was a farming company. Farmers, wokers and slaves worked here, planting trees and fruits. Keep in mind how Rome is not just emperors or incredible monuments, but also a place where ordinary people used to work. It is amazing how in this area were found evidences and artifacts from a prehistoric time! So, we can understand how Rome is not just a city, is not just a time machine, but also an impressive "lasagna": historical layers that everybody could see, also in a ordinary and modern station... #romeisus #Rome #MetroC #metro #roma #archeologia #archeology #unaguidaturisticaroma #atourguiderome #subway #Roma #SanGiovanni


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