Archeology: 100-year-old ceramics are found in works on the SP subway

The construction work on the new tunnel at Estação da Luz, which is located in the center of São Paulo, continues at full steam and has been the subject of a series of curiosities. The last of them surprised many people, including the workers involved.

According to the Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos (CPTM), more than 6 thousand ancient artifacts were found during excavations at the site.

We are talking about historical objects that were found tens of meters from the surface.

You artifactsaccording to CPTM, are small items of different types, including ceramics that date back more than 100 years.

How they ended up there and who they belonged to are, of course, questions that haunt the minds of the engineers responsible for the work.

Project for the new tunnel at Estação da Luz, in São Paulo – Photo: Reproduction

Collecting the artifacts

To ensure the adequate removal and subsequent preservation of the artifacts, the collection process was carried out by a team specialized in archeology.

She was hired to, in addition, identify the objects, catalog them and store them correctly.

The work was carried out, while the work continued. In this way, there was no delay or harm to the planned schedule, as it was possible to reconcile the two fronts of action.

The new Light Station

Construction at Estação da Luz is to open a new underground passage at the site. The work has a total estimated budget of around R$60 million, and the completion date is estimated for the second half of this year.

In addition to the tunnel, the project also includes the implementation of new escalators and elevators accessible to disabled people (PCDs).

Once completed, the new tunnel will connect the CPTM transfer with Metro Line 4-Yellow. This way, passengers who usually travel between these two points will no longer need to go through the current crossing.

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