Praetorian Guard barracks to become new Roman subway station


Roman Forum, Rome, Italy

Archaeology meets development in Rome as remains of a 2nd-century barracks, unearthed during the construction of a subway extension near the Coloseum, are incorporated into the subway station’s design. Not just your average barracks, the remains include 39 rooms with elaborate frescoes on the walls and mosaics on the floors.

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Rome’s New Subway Line Will Incorporate Freshly Discovered Ancient Ruins

By Claire Voon

Hyperallergic

June 7, 2016

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