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The archaeological Yecla catalog expands with four new fields (18/07/2011)

Councilman Verdu explains that these sites will be added to the Charter to ensure Archaeological conservation Yecla

Four new sites with traces of between 5,000 and 2,000 years old, will augment the catalog archaeological Yecla.

The Department of Fine Arts and Cultural Assets of the Region of Murcia has opened the procedure to inventory as an asset of cultural relevance these four archaeological sites found in the town of Yecla.

These four sites known to experts who are spread across the width of the entire municipality and that, to avoid damage, be informed in more detail in the coming months.

The oldest of these sites corresponds to the Neolithic funerary, some 3,000 years before Christ (BC).

From this time dates other fields, which is located a flint quarry area, the ore used in prehistoric times to make cutting tools.

Another enclave is home to a village of the Bronze Age, dating from the second millennium before Christ (BC).

The last corresponds to the remains of a 'mansio' Roman is a kind of sale, next to what was the Via Augusta, an important means of communication which ran for a period of Yecla.

This building dates from the first and second century after Christ.

Among other findings, this place was found a valuable amulet phallic.

These enclaves are continuing to expand the archaeological map of Yecla, which are collecting all the archaeological sites of the municipality.

Thus says the councilman of Culture, Jesús Verdú, acting to "protect and ensure that the archaeological deposits containing these will be using the scientific method to know that nothing is lost and becomes part of our heritage cultural and historical. "

Source: Ayuntamiento de Yecla

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