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Ancient relics found on Ionia Odos highway to be safeguarded

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The Infrastructure Ministry on Friday gave the green light for additional work to be carried out on the 196-kilometer Ionia Odos, a highway in western Greece linking Antirrio in the south to Ioannina in the north, following the discovery of archaeological relics.

The decision allows for the preservation or removal of antiquities found at seven locations along the highway construction site.

The Central Archaeological Council (KAS) said that among the most striking discoveries made along Ionia Odos are a tomb and finds believed to belong to the site of Ancient Alikyrna.