Ancient strip mall uncovered in Greece (no Wetzel’s Pretzels found)

This summer a group of very lucky archaeologists uncovered the portico of the ancient city of Argilos in Greece. This place was founded around 655 B.C. but abandoned in the 4th Century B.C. Archaeologists have discovered that this very ancient strip mall was constructed using a lot of different techniques (indicating that shop owners were the ones responsible for the building).

‘The construction techniques and the stones used are different for one room to another, hinting that several masons were used for each room’, archaeologist Jacques Perreault says. Coins, vases and other artifacts are just some of the things discovered so far.

Via Live Science

Greece Portico ruins
Greece Portico ruins

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