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The Archaeological Museum of Murcia discovers to the public the necropolis of the Castillejo of the Baths of Fortuna (13/12/2016)

The Archaeological Museum of Murcia (MAM) hosts a conference tomorrow on the Castillejo de los Baños deposit, in Fortuna, which is included in the informative cycle 'The piece of the month'.

In addition, those who come to the MAM during the next few weeks will be able to see a selection of pieces of Greek jewelry and ceramics never before exhibited at the museum entrance.

The talk, titled 'The Iberian Necropolis of the Castillejo de los Baños: Hidden Treasures', will be run by the excavators themselves at the Fortuna site, José Miguel García Cano and Virginia Page, and will take place from 20:00 hours on The auditorium of the museum itself.

The Director General of Cultural Heritage, Maria Comas, indicated that "the cycle 'The piece of the month' allows to focus on places or fields of regional interest that the public can learn from different experts."

In addition, he added, "the talks are always complemented by the exhibition of pieces that are not shown to the public of usual signature, since they usually belong to the funds of the Archaeological Museum of Murcia."

In the conference of tomorrow, those responsible for the excavation will speak of this deposit of Fortuna, which stands out for the peculiarities of the burials, both for the shape of the graves as for the rich funeral wreath found inside and composed mainly of numerous ceramics Greek, imported from the Greek Attica region, and other elements such as gold earrings, belt clips, weapons and even the wheel of a car.

The Iberian necropolis of the Castillejo de los Baños, dated from the beginning of the second half of the fifth century to the middle decades of the following century, was discovered by chance when an excavator shovel revealed many remains.

In 1986 an emergency archaeological excavation campaign was carried out in the area and, in 2005, a new campaign was carried out on which archaeologists García Cano and Page will report in the MAM.

'The piece of the month' is an activity that complements the exhibition program of the MAM and with which, according to Comas recalled, "from the Ministry of Culture is making known in a different way the archaeological wealth of the Region of Murcia, in Which has more than 2,000 sites, many of them of great importance and with pieces that help us to discover and better understand our history.

Source: CARM

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