Digging up the past

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Digging up the past
MARQ: Alicante’s Archaeological Museum will organise excavations at eight sites this summer Photo credit: Romerin

MARQ, Alicante City’s Archaeological Museum, approved a summer programme of digs at eight sites.

Excavations, which are due to begin in July with a €130,000 budget, will include Calpe’s mediaeval Pobla d’Ifac settlement and the Cova del Randero cave in Pedreguer as well as underwater prospections in Teulada-Moraira and Benitachell.

For the second year running, it will be necessary to comply with anti-Covid measures, explained Julia Parra, who head’s the Diputacion’s Culture department.

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As a result, there will be fewer volunteers at digs, owing to the need for social distancing and there can be no sharing of tools and equipment.


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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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