Sunday, March 26, 2023, 5:56 p.m.
The Alcantarilla City Council has initiated the protection of the important archaeological site of Cerro Íbero, located in front of the Museo de la Huerta, which contains sculptural and architectural fragments dating from the Iberian period, as well as remains from the Bronze and Iron Ages.
To do this, he has just acquired a 10,500-square-meter farm, which was privately owned, where the remains cataloged in the first archaeological interventions, carried out in 1981 and 1992, are found.
The objective of this action by the Sewer City Council is to immediately implement a Permanent Protection Plan for the remains and to begin archaeological excavations in collaboration with the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage and the University of Murcia.
He has just acquired a privately owned 10,500 square meter farm to recover the remains
In this sense, the mayor of Alcantarilla, Joaquín Buendía, explained that “it is a very important step to discover, get to know and value the Iberian past of Alcantarilla, which is part of our history and our cultural heritage, in addition to thus avoiding the plunder clandestine”.
The space is located next to the arches of the Aqueduct in the Cabezo del Agua Salá, it has been categorized as an Asset of Cultural Interest and as an archaeological site since 1990. Already in 1794, Canon Lozano indicated in his writings the presence of Roman coins, Sagunto clays and other antiquities in this area.
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