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Temples, Gods and Stars star in the cultural proposal Punic Wall (11/10/2013)

All activities revolve around a common thread, the Archaeoastronomy, and based on this subject have been prepared tours, nightly theater, a planetarium for children, and even permanent exhibition that teach citizens what they were magic rituals

The Punic Wall Cartagena programming focus autumn and winter of Cartagena Port of Cultures, in the words of the Councillor for Tourism, Palazón Carolina, who this morning has explained the details of this new cultural project which will be linked to Archaeoastronomy.

Accompanying the mayor, have been the Municipal Archaeological Museum director Enrique Escudero de Castro, Maria Comas, the manager of Port of Cultures, Agustina Martinez, and the head of the Astronomical Society of Cartagena, José Bonet.

Temples, Gods and Stars will star in this premiere program that will start next week, particularly on Tuesday, October 15, with the permanent exhibition of pieces made ​​from various museums and reveal to visitors how magical rituals were the ancient civilizations. shall be open until January 12.

From those pieces stand out for their importance, the policy he krater with scenes of rituals dedicated to the God Dionysus, the Hand Sabazia containing mysterious rituals iconographic elements, and the Cauldron of the Goddess Nature present in temples and shrines.

The pieces have been donated by the Municipal Archaeological Museum of Cartagena, Murcia Archaeological Museum and the National Museum of Underwater Archaeology (ARQUA).

In addition, there will also be various cultural activities for the whole family as Palazón said, which will revolve around the theme of Archaeoastronomy.

The first is the tour Temples, Gods and Stars to be held from Tuesday to Sunday from 11.30, 13.00 and 16.00 hours.

Its price is 3.5 for adults and 2.5 euros for children.

The second proposal is based on a theatrical recreation areas, Ritual Magic in Carthago Nova, in which the public, in addition to knowing these customs and their meaning, may be part of the rituals.

The stage show will be held on Saturday October 26, 16 and November 30, 7 and 21 December. Passes will be at 18.00 and 20.00 hours, with a duration of one hour and a half. The price is 7 euros.

And finally, and perhaps most surprising, Planetary gods and stars. Entire family will have the opportunity to know the world of the stars, constellations and their myths, while they explain, for example, what the time Cartagena real.

Younger guests will understand the measurement of time by building a sundial games and a telescopic solar observation where they can touch the sun. A unique experience to discover the world and its secrets star can be made ​​from the Punic Wall .

This last initiative, in collaboration with the Astronomical Society of Cartagena, will be held the following Saturday and Sunday at 12.00: 19 and 20 October, 9, 10, 23 and November 24, 14, 15, 28 and December 29.'s aimed at children between 6 and 12 years and the price is 5 euros, including therein the planetary activity and telescope observation.

Information and reservations to 968.50.00.93.

A collation of Archaeoastronomy, remember that 16 and 17 will be held in the port city some training sessions, driven from Cartagena Port of Cultures, in collaboration with the International University Menéndez Pelayo and the Roman Theatre Museum, which will be addressed the significance of the astronomy at the archaeological sites of Cartagena.

Different activities require prior booking. Ã ‰ sta can be formalized in the website of Cartagena Port of Cultures or at the following telephone number: 968.50.00.93

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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