The military barracks came out of the metro excavation: In Rome, the capital of Italy, excavations for the third line of the subway found the remains of a large military barracks from the ancient Roman period.
The ruins of the barracks from the 2nd century AD, when Emperor Hadrianus ruled, were seen so impressive that Italy is preparing to establish Rome's first 'archaeological metro station' here.
While archaeologists clean the soil of antiquities and mosaics with brushes in their hands at a depth of 9 meters above street level, the construction of the metro station is underway.
The remains spread over an area of 900 square meters.
The barracks, which are thought to house Hadrian's private Praetor guard, has a corridor of 39 rooms, 100 meters long, decorated with black and white mosaics.
The remains of the barracks at Amba Aradam, one of the important stations where line C will pass after the A and B lines of the Roman metro, are not expected to delay the construction.
Francesco Prosperetti, archaeologist in the region, said the station's plan would still need to be modified.
An official of the Italian Ministry of Culture described the ruins as 'exceptional' not only because of their well-preserved condition, but also because they were located in an area with four barracks.
The official named Rossella Rea noted that it was understood from here that this area was a 'military district'.
Archaeologists also found a graveyard with a 13 skeleton, a bronze coin and a bronze bracelet in the ruins of the barracks.
The Amba Aradam metro station, which will include the remains, is expected to open in 2020.
The construction of the third line of the Roman metro began in 2007, but was delayed due to corruption investigations and financial troubles.