A Lidl in Dublin has stunned shoppers with a unique archeological feature that showcases the city’s medieval past.
The store on Aungier Street in the city centre, which opened last year, has used glass panelling on the floor to display the preserved unique structure of an 11th century Irish-Viking house hiding beneath it.
After the site was discovered during excavations, it was heavily invested into by Lidl managers who were determined to protect the historical structures that would have been forgotten otherwise.
From one glass panel shoppers can see the 18th Century Aungier Theatre staircase.
From one section of the shop, you can see the 11th century sunken floored structure.
And lastly, 18th century Longford Street Arches can also be admired from another aisle.
A picture of the store has received a significant amount of attention on a Reddit forum which boasts almost eight million members.
The post reads: “During the construction of a supermarket in Dublin, Ireland, archaeologists discovered the remains of a 1000-year-old medieval house.
“Rather than excavate the items and build on top of the site, the store installed glass flooring that provides shoppers with a literal window into history.”
Since being posted, the post has racked up more than 20,000 upvotes and more than 200 comments from people
One commenter joked: “The ghosts of that house are super confused.”
Another person revealed: “We have something like these here in Slovenia! While building a supermarket, a road built by the Romans was discovered (about 4x1m) and glass-like was constructed. So while I’m shopping for veggies I get to look at them. Pretty cool.”
A third added: “They just want to buy food but their glass ceiling is keeping them down.”