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Open registration for Archaeoastronomy course, a theme pioneered Cartagena (16/09/2013)

Presentations, panel discussions and tours included in the program of this course to be held in Cartagena on 16 and 17 October in the Auditorium of the Museum of the Roman Theatre of Cartagena and which will analyze how important was astronomy in the archaeological sites in the city

Archaeology under the gaze of the stars is presented as the new training proposal Cartagena Port of Cultures, along with the International University Menéndez Pelayo and Cartagena Astronomical Association, in collaboration with the Museum of the Roman Theatre. And, the course Archaeoastronomy in Cartagena will be held in the city on 16 and 17 October.

Two days in which will address a topic pioneered the city, being the main targets students or graduates in Archaeology, Art History, Architecture, Tourism, physicists, astrophysicists, and all those people who are interested in the fields of archeology and astrophysics. 0.5 Students will get free credits to be issued a certificate of attendance.

The Hall of the Roman Theatre Museum will host the various presentations through which analyze related onstrucciones c cults and rituals of Eastern Mediterranean cities and their influence on astronomical positions. In the case of Cartagena, are studied from the new science of archaeoastronomy, archaeological sites, to determine the importance of astronomy was in construction, religious events, and worship at Carthago Nova.

This will be done with astrophysicists from the likes of Juan Antonio Belmonte and Antonio Cesar Gonzalez, who in recent decades have opened new lines of research on the relationship between the old buildings and the stars, reflected in numerous studies and publications on a large scale.

In addition, and prior to this conference, these researchers conducted a study of Punic and Roman buildings of the city, through this new science, to shed light to new interpretations to be obtained from these studies and will be discussed along of this conference.


The number of vacancies is 80, while the registration period will be open from today, Monday 16 September to 8 October. Requests must be made ​​at the following website: www.uimp-catagena.es .

Regarding tuition price is 50 euros, and the payment will be bank transfer to account number: 0487-0126-71-2007002925. (Murcia Box Office C / Carmen, s / n °).

You must indicate on the entry the course code: C1302


The opening of the course will be on Wednesday October 16th at nine in the morning, then give way to the first of the presentations given by Juan Antonio Belmonte Avilés, Project Coordinator of the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands, with a lecture on A History three cities: Astronomy and Landscape in Thebes, Hattusha and Petra in Antiquity.

Behind him, and 12.00, will be the turn of Antonio César González García, member of the Institute of Heritage Sciences National Research Council in Santiago de Compostela, explaining his study of astronomical orientations over time: The Case Mérida and José Miguel Noguera Celdran, Professor of Archaeology at the University of Murcia, who will address the Layout and orientation of the Roman city of Carthago Nova and some of its landmarks.

à ‰ sta last will be held at 16.30 hours.

Following the afternoon session, at 18.00, the Round Table is scheduled, while 20.30 case study will be developed with the collaboration of the Astronomical Society of Cartagena.

In addition, this course includes three tours Archaeoastronomy: A Roman Theatre Museum, another visit Punic Wall and finally a global view of the windlass Archaeological Park, which managers undertake excavations and museum management.

The closing and delivery of diplomas reserves for 17 at 14.00 in the Auditorium of the Museum of the Roman Theatre of Cartagena.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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