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ZOLOCHIV, Ukraine — Zolochiv Mayor Igor Hrynkiv points proudly at the 19th-century basalt cobblestones in the small but tidy historic center of his western Ukrainian city.

Construction workers in 2012 discovered them in this Lviv Oblast city of 24,000 people, 450 kilometers southwest of Kyiv. They were laid when Zolochiv was still part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, but were covered over by four layers of poor-quality asphalt laid after the city fell under Soviet rule.

Just as the street, now a pedestrian walkway, Hrynkiv hopes to restore the entire city, a prosperous trade center in early 20th century, by attracting both Ukrainian and foreign investors.

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