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The Secret Tunnels Of Paris

Miles of secret tunnels and catacombs lie beneath the city of Paris.
September 10, 2004, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Police in Paris have discovered a fully equipped cinema-cum-restaurant in a large and previously uncharted cavern underneath the capital's chic 16th arrondissement.

Officers admit they are at a loss to know who built or used one of Paris's most intriguing recent discoveries...

The miles of tunnels and catacombs underlying Paris are essentially former quarries, dating from Roman times, from which much of the stone was dug to build the city."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Thursday, September 9, 2004 in The Guardian Unlimited
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