Search thinkSPAIN.com for  in 
spain jobs
backprinttell a friend

Medieval shipwreck found in Barcelona city centre
By:
thinkSPAIN , Sunday, May 11, 2008

The wreck of a 13th or 14th century ship has come to light on a construction site in Barcelona's Barceloneta district - beside the Balaurd del Migdia and behind Francia train station - that used to be under water.

The remains were discovered at around seven metres below sea level on the site of a new residential apartment block being built by the Sacyr Vallehermoso company on a plot previously owned by Renfe.

Since July 2006, when work began, experts from Barcelona's Archaeological Museum and the regional Heritage department have been supervising the project given the site's central location.

Mayor Jordi Hereu has visited the dig accompanied by the curator of Barcelona's History Museum, Joan Roca, who commented that the wrecked ship seems to have been designed for the North Atlantic which suggests that the port's trading activity was not limited to the Mediterranean.

 
Print Share Article RSS News Feed
print tell a friend stumble it!  delicious  digg it!  facebook   rss feed View feed | Add to my RSS reader rss feed

Latest Catalonia News
Protest against terror staged by 1,300 Muslims; regional government and Royals to hold major demo this Saturday
Crime/Incidents - (22/8/2017)
Barcelona van attack driver shot dead by police
Crime/Incidents - (21/8/2017)
Worried son traces 'heroes' who saved his mother during Barcelona terror attack
Crime/Incidents - (21/8/2017)
 
Latest Culture/Art/Literature articles
Spanish banking tycoon could face jail for 'smuggling' Picasso painting out of the country on his yacht
Spain  - (8/8/2017)
'Da Vinci Code' author Dan Brown's new novel set in Barcelona, Sevilla and Bilbao
Spain  - (29/6/2017)
Dalí to be exhumed following paternity suit
Catalonia  - (26/6/2017)
 
  back
Follow thinkSPAIN on
Facebook Twitter
 
 
 
 
© 2003-2017 Think Web Content, S.L. - All rights reserved