Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:15PM
Ancient Roman pottery is on display in an underground station in Rome's brand new third metro line.
Ancient Roman pottery is on display in an underground station in Rome's brand new third metro line.
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A new metro station in Italy's capital will double as museum, boasting a display of archaeological remains uncovered during its construction.

The exhibition will display amphoras, marble panels, coins and even organic remains dating back to the Roman era.

The permanent exhibition will welcome passengers as they descend through the three-storey metro station, expected to open at the beginning of 2018.

The show focuses on the history, daily life and development of different neighborhoods in Rome. Archeologists say the city has an undiscovered wealth of archaeological treasures below ground, so the construction of a metro line always presents experts with a great challenge.