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Archaeologists explore new areas of San Esteban and find hidden rooms in Precinct 1 (05/12/2018)

A group of about 25 Murcians have made the first guided tour of the site today, while the excavation work that is bringing to light new areas such as the different rooms of the 'funduk', the lodging of merchants of the Medieval Murcia.

A group of about 25 Murcians made the first guided visit to the site of San Esteban today, while the excavation work that is bringing to light new areas such as the different rooms of the 'funduk', the lodging of pilgrims and merchants of the Murcia of the XII-XIII centuries.

The visit was attended by the mayor of Murcia, José Ballesta, with the Councilor for Infrastructure, Public Works and Services, Rebeca Pérez.

"We want Murcia to participate from the first day in what is theirs.

Because this is a space that has been closed and that today, seven centuries later, we recover and open.

We want the XXI century Murcia to know and enjoy the legacy of our ancestors of the twelfth century, "he said at the José Ballesta site, who stressed that" Murcia is a city with roots and a brilliant history. "

The works cover an estimated area of ​​900 m2 and specialists have descended to date about 40 cm deep in their excavations, discovering the walls, elements and archaeological remains of the 12th and 13th centuries that houses the site.

They are currently exploring new areas that had not come to light in the 2009 excavation. Specifically, new rooms are appearing in the 'funduk', like the latrines in the compound.

In addition, archaeologists have found various skeletal remains in the cemetery and are studying the mosque and digging under it to try to date it.

They have also discovered numerous pottery and remains of animals that were part of the diet of the Murcians of the Medieval era.

About twenty people make up the team of the University of Murcia that carries out the excavations, under the direction of the archaeologist and professor of the Department of Prehistory, Archeology, Ancient History, Medieval History and Historiographic Sciences and Techniques of the UMU, Jorge Eiroa.

They collaborate students in practices of the Degree of History and Master in History and Historical Heritage of the UMU.

Web to register and see 'in situ' the excavations

The City Council has enabled the web 'sanesteban.estrategiamurcia.es' to register and participate in the free visits, which will be developed over the next two months, after the installation of the wooden road that enables a safe route in the field .

The visits will happen daily, from Monday to Friday, at 12:00.

After the first of today, which was attended by the first people to register, in order of arrival, will resume on Monday 10 due to the bridge of the Constitution.

Walk through medieval Murcia: itinerary of the visits

After a historical introduction, visitors walk the main street of the site through the wooden road that connects the two different monumental areas of the suburb.

From there access to the so-called Enclosure 1 where is the 'funduk', the lodging of pilgrims and merchants of the Murcia of the XII-XIII centuries.

Next they go to Sector 2, which includes the religious group, formed by the cemetery (maqbara) and the mosque.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Murcia

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