Museums at Thessaloniki's new metro stations will show off amazing ancient discoveries (PHOTOS)

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The excavations, archaeological investigations and the removal of important antiquities at the Venizelos station in Thessaloniki have been completed and the study for their reinstallation is expected, according to the Minister of Culture Lina Mendoni.

As the archaeological work carried out in the area uncovered valuable finds that reflect the importance of the location and the timelessness of Thessaloniki, it was deemed necessary to create two in site museums, Proto Thema reported.

These specially designed spaces will show not only the antiquities found in the area, but will also have maintenance laboratories and storage spaces that will be visible.

The Ancient finds at Venizelos Station:

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The antiquities found at the "Agia Sophia" station:

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The ancients finds at Sintrivani station:

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Thessaloniki is getting ready to enter the new era with at least 30 key projects, including the metro and a new airport terminal, said Deputy Minister of Interior Responsible for Macedonia–Thrace Stavros Kalafatis in September.

Kalafatis said the projects focusing on infrastructure, health and welfare, entrepreneurship and innovation, landscaping and park area, sports and culture, are scheduled to be completed by 2030.

“A number of the projects have been completed, some are being implemented and others designed. The total cost exceeds 9.35 billion euros of these 1.36 billion euros concern private projects and 8.18 billion euros public projects,” said Kalafatis.

Besides the highly anticipated Thessaloniki metro and FlyOver (elevated expressway) to ease traffic, other important works include the creation of the Pavlos Melas metropolitan park and of a new technology park, linking the rail station with the port, a new terminal at Thessaloniki’s Makedonia airport, the renovation of the city’s expo center, a new children’s hospital, the completion of the Holocaust Museum, and the redevelopment of central Aristotelous Square and of the beach area.

Kalafatis went on to add that the “Thessaloniki 2030” drive aims to establish the northern port city into a key player in the wider region, to make it a city worth living in, working in, and visiting; to highlight its competitive advantages and create opportunities in all sectors; to equally develop western Thessaloniki with projects and interventions that “the region deserves and the residents are entitled to”.

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