The Archaeological Museum in Murcia is hosting an exhibition called 'Novedades arqueológicas de la Región de Murcia', which is in situ until the 18th November.
The exhibition shows the most important pieces recovered from some of the major archaeological sites in the Region of Murcia during the last few years, along with explanations about where they were found and some audiovisual content
Murcia has an astonishingly rich archaeological heritage, this area of Spain inhabited since the earliest ancestors of mankind crossed from Africa, and has been invaded or visited by all the major Mediterranean civilisations since. Phoenicians, Greeks, Arabs, Goths, Visigoths, Berbers, Romans, all have left their traces behind, all contributing something to the landscape which constitutes the region today
The exhibition area is complemented by four audiovisual reconstructions , helping to bring history back to life, to help visitors have a better understanding of what these sites would have actually been like during their occupation.
The first room focuses on pre-history, when our ancestors and their own predecessors lived in natural shelters, strategic and safe, and is entitled, the Origin of history, showing pieces found in the Sima de las Palomas, Cabezo Gordo in Torre Pacheco; Cueva Negra del Estrecho del río Quípar (Caravaca de la Cruz); Cueva Antón in Mula; Abrigos del Pozo in Calasparra; Camino del Molino in Caravaca de la Cruz and in the historical quarter of Lorca.
The second sala is entitled , The first urban civilisation, and includes pieces from the Bronze age discovered in the sites of Molinos de Papel (Caravaca de la Cruz); La Bastida in Totana; Plaza de San Cayetano in Monteagudo and Abrigos del Pozo (Calasparra).
The third room, " from the first Iberians to the shade of Imperial Rome. shows the finds from the Iberian site of Coimbra del Barranco Ancho and Los Cipreses in Jumilla; the urban site at Monteagudo; the necropolis of Cabezo del Tío Pío in Archena; the Phoenician wreck of Bajo de la Campana in San Javier; the Cerro of the ermita de la Encarnación and Villar de Archivel in Caravaca de la Cruz; the peak of el Molinete in Cartagena; Begastri in Cehegín; the Roman villa of la Huerta del Paturro, Portmán (La Unión), and the urban site in Águilas.
The final space is called ‘Sharq Al-Andalus. El Levante Andalusi’, and shows pieces recovered from the Arab occupation of south western Spain, the Arrixaca in Murcia and other excavations undertaken in the urban centre of Murcia ( or Mur-siya as it was when founded at this point.) There are also pieces from the Cerro del castillo, the site of las Paleras in Alhama de Murcia, Siyasa in Cieza and pieces from the judería and walls in Lorca.
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