The long awaited reopening of Noma at a new site in Copenhagen has been pushed back until early 2018, after builders discovered an ancient stone wall on site.
Noma have confirmed the wall has since been examined and deemed insignificant by archaeologists, but the delay has pushed back the reopening of the Noma 2.0 from this December to January 2018.
"These things are fairly common in a city that is over 900 years old, but we dutifully brought archaeologists out to the site to inspect the wall and determine its origins," said Noma in a statement. "After a of couple months, they declared the finding to be insignificant, and work resumed, but for that reason, we are delayed until mid-January with the opening."
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