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New findings in the excavations of the Wall of Earth (29/12/2015)

The mayor of Cartagena, Jose Lopez,

you made ​​this morning a visit to the area of the Wall of Earth to scout ahead and see how it is working on the new excavations.

The tour has been accompanied by Carmen Berrocal, local coordinator of Archaeological Heritage, and Maria Comas, Director General of Cultural Property.

First, Carmen Berrocal stressed that once you have done the tasting has been found that the wall is preserved much better than previously thought. The project aims to enhance, in the western area of Monte Sacro, an asset which it has always had a number of semi-detached buildings.

Now what you're doing is cleaning and excavation, and the top levels are even finding from Roman times. The coordinator has said that when talking about the concept of Wall of Earth now we say first wall of Philip V Wall or 1721.

Berrocal explained that just take a week working, but they plan to draft a comprehensive action soon to the whole. They have not finished the archaeological intervention, making it difficult to establish a budget and know the height as having the wall. However, the coordinator of Heritage has defined some of the topics to be no shortage of product application consolidation of the wall as well as the possibility of a museological environment and the shelter of the Civil War.

For its part, the director general of Cultural Heritage, Maria Comas, has highlighted the support it offers to Cartagena by the Community, and commented that private funding will also be looking at projects such as the Roman amphitheater.

He said that also show their support for a project to order the measure Promoting cultural 1%.

The mayor of Cartagena, Jose Lopez, both emphasized the cooperation of the Minister of Culture, Noelia Arroyo, as Maria Comas and general secretary of Culture, José Vicente Albaladejo. I myself took the papers and within 24 hours were the permits for the excavation of this piece of wall, Lopez claimed. Regarding the amphitheater, he understands that will speed up your process that can excavate a quarter of that, as this is the site itself which loudly claiming subsidies both private and administrations.


Jose Lopez explained that they are working in diaphanous leave the square and from there begin the first part of debris removal and excavation. It is already planning to open some windows on the panels surrounding the Plaza del Lago so it can be seen from first year by citizens.


A journalists' questions, the mayor has talked about the involvement of the City on the issue of botelleo on the streets and how the full December 30 arises

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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