“WEDNESDAYS FOR THE CURIOUS”
The first in an irregular series of informal talks and tours in the Museum of Xàbia
Wednesday 30 October 2013 at 19:00 in the Museum
Marine archaeology in Xábia
led by Joaquim Bolufer,
Xàbia’s Muncipal Archaeologist
Director of the Museum of Xàbia
and President of the Amics del Museu de Xàbia.
Our recent visit to the excavations in Els Poblets of a Roman ‘factory’ for making amphores brought to life the Roman artefacts displayed in our Museum. Amphoras, ceramics of every type, anchors of stone, lead or iron and remains of vessels have been found in several places on our coast. The extremely favourable location and unique geographic characteristics.of Xàbia has been responsible for its ancient and long history of commercial contacts with many places in the Mediterranean and other areas.
Ximo Bolufer will put them in context and elaborate on the Roman period locally.
Stay and enjoy a drink and an informal chat afterwards
English (and German) translation available courtesy of AMUX members
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Special guided visit for AMUX members and guests to
L'ALMADRAVA ROMAN EXCAVATIONS
TORRE DE MIRARROSA IN ELS POBLETS
Saturday 5 October 2013
Depart: 09:30 from Parking Avenida de Palmela
Transport: Shared cars to minimise transport costs
Duration: About 3- 4 hours, including journey
Guide: Josep A. Ahuir Dominguez, archaeologist
Language: Information sheets available in English, as well as Castellano
Prompted by our very enjoyable Roman Supper in June, the AMUX has organised a special guided visit to the fascinating Roman excavations in Els Poblets and the nearby 15th century Torre de Mirarrosa, which is not normally open to the public.
The Roman site at L'Almadrava was an ancient pottery factory, where tiles and amphorae were made. The amphorae were used as disposable containers for the transport of local wine, olive oil and salted fish. Visible in the excavations are the places where clay was stored, the kilns and the porches where the amphorae were dried, as well as workshops and the workers' quarters. Alongside, part of a building has been discovered with all the signs of a nobleman's home.
The nearby Torre de Mirarrrosa was built in the 15th century to defend the town and control access over the river Girona. Standing approximately 11 metres high, it has three floors. It is not normally open to the public.
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