ROME (AP) — The long-delayed project to extend Rome's subway system has brought treasures of the past to the surface that will be showcased at one of the new subway stations.
Rome city officials have unveiled the Metro C archaeological exhibit, which features amphora, marble panels, coins and even peach pits dating back to the Roman era.
The permanent exhibit will be on view as passengers descend into the three-story San Giovanni subway station, which is expected to open in 2018.
Archaeologists said their surveys, which reached an unusually deep 20 meters (yards), indicate the site was once a huge farm. Peach pits, seashells and other organic remains have been found intact and are featured in the exhibit.
The project has been delayed for years by the repeated discovery of ancient underground treasures.