Roman-Era Wall Uncovered

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
By Louise Powell

ALM Old Wall FIndMore remains of Roman-era walls have been uncovered in Almuñécar, owing to workmen digging trenches to lay pipes.

This time the find was up in the old town on Calle Morería Alta in the Barrio de San Miguel.

Municipal archeologist, Elena Navas, explained that they had found remains of two walls, very similar in construction to the Roman wall uncovered underneath Calle San Joaquín last year.

Also found have been many fragments of colourful pottery; some even with the potter’s seal. All these finds speak of a Roman Almuñécar from 2,000 years ago.

“Some older town houses have used these old Roman walls as foundations because they are so solid,” she explained, adding that the layout of Roman Almuñécar was completely different to the present-day layout that rests on top of it.

She finished by pointing out that it is precisely because these remains lie just under the surface that any disturbance caused by street works has to be supervised because each one of these trenches cut to lay pipes is like a small window into the past.

(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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