Open day to visit Guardamar’s unique archaeological sites

Guardamar del Segura Town Hall has organised an open day on which anyone interested in archaeology and history can have a guided tour (in Spanish) of two local sites.

The Cabezo Pequeño del Estaño, from the Phoenician period, and Moncayo, with a chronology from Roman times to Islamic have both been the object of excavation campaigns in June.

“This is an almost unique opportunity to visit two archaeologically very unusual places and to have them explained by the researchers themselves,” explained Councillor Pilar Gay.

Moncayo has one of the few Islamic Ribats (monasteries) discovered in the Western Mediterranean, and Estaño is one of the only three known Phoenician sites in the Valencian Community.

On Saturday July 7th the day will start at 9:30am with the guided tour of Cabezo Pequeño del Estaño and a talk by members of the site research team. At about 11am it will go to Moncayo where the remains will be explained by archaeologists.

To make it easier for people to join in, the Town Hall will lay on a bus from the bus station at 9:15am. To take the bus, reserve a seat with the Tourism Office on 965724488. The public can also use their own transport and attend the talks at the times indicated.

Pilar Gay said the Town Hall is collaborating for the archaeological interventions with Alicante University.

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