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The Monteagudo Visitor Center will musealize 300 m2 of Roman remains (16/10/2020)

| The works, which correspond to the first phase of the project, will involve an investment of 65,696 euros and the execution period is 2 months | The Governing Board has approved the award, through open procedure, of the works related to the restoration and museumization of the Roman remains of the Monteagudo Visitor Center.The works, promoted by the Council of Pedanías and Barrios directed by Marco Antonio Fernández, correspond to a first phase of the project, which will involve an investment of 65,696 euros and a 2-month execution period.In this way, in the surroundings of the Monteagudo Visitor Center, some remains of Roman chronology that occupy an area of ??almost 300 m² are preserved under pavement.Excavations carried out in recent years indicate that most of the space in the current square was urbanized in the first quarter of the 1st century AD, with a main road and other smaller ones, around which a series of of buildings, whose floors are perfectly preserved.The objectives of the project involve the exhumation with archaeological methodology of the protected Roman structures, their recovery and restoration and their conservation in the open air, as well as the enhancement and musealization of the structures.In addition, the visit itinerary will be adapted, with the use of materials that last in the open, as well as the recovery of the spaces adjacent to the remains.Settlement of civilizationsDeclared an Asset of Cultural Interest with the category of Historic Site, the surroundings of Monteagudo and Cabezo de Torres have been the place of settlement of many civilizations since prehistoric times.

It was one of the most influential locations in the entire Spanish Levant for centuries, the residence of Alfonso X the Wise and Ibn Mardanís, King Wolf.The 'Las Fortalezas del Rey Lobo' project will create a unique natural and archaeological itinerary in Spain with 20 kilometers of paths and pedestrian and cycle paths and more than 100,000 trees and native vegetation of the Huerta de Murcia.It will be a place for culture, sports and family leisure, which will allow you to visit the medieval fortifications and, in turn, contemplate in situ the archaeological excavations that will continue for the next decades, in this site considered one of the most important of the Spanish Levant.The Monteagudo Visitor Center will be the benchmark for all historical and archaeological research and will become a pioneering space for scientific dissemination through the most advanced audiovisual systems, which will have 3-dimensional recreations and virtual and augmented reality technology , which will allow to delve into the roots, identity and history of the municipality of Murcia.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Murcia

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