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Secret underground tunnel unearthed in Geneva

National News // Oct. 24, 2019

A secret underground tunnel has been discovered in Geneva. 

√Čtat de Geneve Secret underground tunnel unearthed in Geneva

The 2 km long walkway was unearthed in September during routine utility work.

It’s known Geneva has a series or tunnels as part of the old walled city fortifications. Many were built in the 18th Century.

This newly found tunnel is almost 2 meters high and 90 cm wide. There’s graffiti dating between 1840 and 1855 – but nothing later.

The find is not totally unexpected. Works last year on the Boulevard Helvétique revealed old fortifications pointing to a tunnel.

It’s hoped the tunnel will be made accessible to the public at a later date.

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