McDonald’s has been in the burger business for more than 75 years. And now, thanks to a discovery that occurred during the construction of one of their restaurants near Rome, they’re in the museum business, too. It all started in 2014 when excavation was taking place for a new burger joint in Frattocchie, Italy. Archaeologists confirmed that the workers had stumbled upon 147 feet (45 m) of an ancient Roman basalt road. The route had probably connected to the Appian Way, one of the most important thoroughfares of the day. Instead of documenting the find and reburying it, McDonald’s pitched in 300,000 euros ($318,675 USD) to help restore it. Restaurant visitors can now walk along transparent flooring to view the road, or go underground to get a better look at the remnants -- including three ancient skeletons found nearby.
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