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Rome metro dig unearths 1,800-year-old ruins

The charred remains of a lavish third-century home are the most recent discovery found during the construction of Rome's new metro line.


Thirty-three feet underground, at the bottom of a concrete-lined pit, archeologist Gilberto Pagani patiently scrapes dirt from a charred beam of wood that has laid undisturbed for around 1800 years.

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