During the construction of the metro in Thessaloniki, archeologists discovered many ancient burials, including the tombs of the 4th century BC adorned with frescoes. E.
At the northern entrance to the Sindrivani station, 83 graves were found from the Eastern cemetery of the ancient Thessaloniki - burials of various types related to the Hellenistic and Roman period of Greek history.
The most sensational findings in the construction of the Salonika metro were made at 2008-2009. Then on the site of the stations Sindrivani and New Railway Station archaeologists were lucky to discover a whole treasure: eight golden wreaths of the early Hellenistic period (IV - I century BC). And also original gold jewelry, coins, rings, copper and clay vessels. In total, more than four thousand ancient objects are found, representing historical, artistic and scientific value.
At the request of the Ministry of Culture and Sport of Greece, a working group was set up to monitor archaeological finds found in construction quarries. After the metro is open, visitors can admire the archaeological exhibits, and see the real ancient city of the Byzantine era. In the vestibules of the future metro stations where antiquities were found, it was decided to arrange exhibition pavilions.
Other finds will be exhibited in the free areas of the city, near the places of their discovery. This, according to experts, should help to turn the "northern Greek capital" into a kind of open-air museum.
The construction of the metro in Thessaloniki was restarted in 2006 year. It is planned that in 2020 year the movement of 18-type automatic underground formations without machinists will be carried out along one line of length in 9,6 km with 13 stations.