Roman ruins uncovered in Almuñecar

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Ancient structure: Wall is about 14 metres long and serves as a foundation for a building. Credit: Ayto. Almuñecar

WORK being carried out in several streets located in the heart of the San Miguel neighbourhood of Almuñecar has exposed a large Roman wall that is thought to have been from the first century after Christ.

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In addition to showing the original layout of the Roman town demonstrates how the current houses of the old town of the aforementioned were built on top of these ancient structures, serving as foundations, as reported by the municipal archaeologist, Eva Ilurquieta.

The wall, which is located on Calle San Miguel Alto, between Plaza Eras del Castillo and Calle San Miguel, is about 14 metres long and serves as a foundation for a building. In addition, luxurious Roman pottery called terra sigillata has have been discovered.

“For now, the finding has been documented and incorporated into yet another chapter in the rich history of the ancient city of Almuñecar,” said Eva Ilurquieta, who is closely monitoring the work.





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