Calpe’s lost city uncovered

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FIFTY students are working within the VII archaeological excavations of the medieval village of Ifac in Calpe.

“The great importance of the site covers a period of 1000 years. The church was standing in the eighteenth century, and we are slowly discovering Calpe history, ” said Manuel Cabrera, the town’s mayor.

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One point of interest in this campaign has been the church of Our Lady of the Angels, where  in recent weeks from the rubble of a 1950’s hotel has been excavated a 14th century church, covering 30 metres. The work to clear debris from the church were made ​​by the Directorate General of Coasts at the request of Calpe.

With further excavation of the site it has been estimated that this community comprised around 600 people.

By Paul Deed


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