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Subway construction works uncover archeological findings of São Paulo’s roots

During works to build the São Paulo subway's new orange line, nine archaeological sites were uncovered, digging up the city's near-forgotten history

Subway construction works uncover archeological findings of São Paulo's roots
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The construction of a subway line in São Paulo is bringing vestiges of the city’s history back to the surface, helping to tell the story of the metropolis’s industrialization and recall part of its rich — yet overlooked — black history. 

During the excavation works for the new orange line of the São Paulo subway — that will link the center to the northern zone of the city — a total of nine archeological sites have been discovered so far.

“The city itself is an archaeological artifact because it is, in a way, aggregating strata of its own historical formation....

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