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Sculptures of Cerro de los Santos in an exhibition on the Iberian world (16/05/2011)

Form part of the exhibition "Men or gods?. A look at the Iberian (V to I centuries BC), which will take place from May 27 to October 11, 2011 in the town of Alcala de Henares in Madrid.

The Municipal Archaeological Museum "Cayetano de Mergelina" temporarily assign six Iberian sculptures from the Cerro de los Santos at the Regional Archaeological Museum of Madrid, for display in the exhibition "Do men or gods?. A look at the Iberian (siglos V to I BC), which will take place from May 27 to October 11, 2011 in the town of Alcala de Henares in Madrid.

The Local Government Committee approved this temporary favorable report of the Director of the Municipal House of Culture, Liborio Ruiz Molina.

Participation in this exhibition of the six Iberian sculptures from the Cerro de los Santos, "is especially relevant and helps to spread our archaeological heritage events like who claims to hold the city of Alcala de Henares", as explained Liborio Ruiz

"Man or gods? A new look at the sculpture of the Iberian world" presents us with one of the most complex art forms of the Iberian culture.

The statues of the Iberians, has always been associated with religious contexts (necropolis, shrines or temples) that indicate the highly hierarchical structure of these societies.

Similarly, one can see how these people were no strangers to the influences come from other parts of the Mediterranean.

The exhibition aims to reflect the many advances, both in quantity and quality that have occurred in studies on such complex issues.

Through an attractive museum presentation, the public will approach this exciting world.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Yecla

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