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Debate over future of Mazarrón's 2,700-year-old boat
Culture Mon, Sep 16, 2019

Debate over future of Mazarrón's 2,700-year-old boat

HISTORIANS are trying to decide what to do with a Phoenician boat found off the coast of Mazarrón (Murcia) and have opted to leave it on the sea bed for the moment. Dating back to the seventh century BC, the craft –...

Oldest Roman aqueduct outside Italy is in Cartagena
Culture Sun, May 18, 2014

Oldest Roman aqueduct outside Italy is in Cartagena

SPAIN'S oldest Roman aqueduct was in Cartagena (Murcia), pre-dating the country's most famous example in the central province of Segovia which attracts thousands of tourists every year. Researchers at Murcia...

Bomb found in Cartagena
Culture Fri, Sep 3, 2010

Bomb found in Cartagena

A BOMB found in Cartagena has been deactivated by National Police. Officers say the explosive device was found in the El Molinete archaeological dig at the foot of the Felipe V city wall, and is thought to date back to...

Culture Wed, Aug 6, 2008

Neanderthal skulls found on Torre Pacheco dig

Archaeologists have unearthed a wealth of human remains during excavations at the La Sima de las Palomas del Cabezo Gordo dig near Torre Pacheco, including two Neanderthal skulls complete with jaw bones. Having...

Culture Tue, Sep 4, 2007

Roman ship found in Cartagena

A Roman boat in near-immaculate condition has been dredged up from the bay of Cartagena. Archaeologists say the find dates back to the first century B.C. The team from Cartagena’s natoinal archaeological museum and...

Culture Wed, Aug 1, 2007

Lo Ferro festival dedicated to Jerez

The 28th edition of the Lo Ferro Flamenco Festival - one of the most important in Spain - will be dedicated this year to the city of Jerez de la Frontera, the home of some of greatest flamenco artists and international...

Neo-Mudéjar palace to be restored
Culture Fri, Jul 6, 2007

Neo-Mudéjar palace to be restored

Mar Menor Tourism Council have approved plans to restore the Palace of the Barón de Benifayó and convert it into an archaeology and ethnographical museum at a potential cost of €985,000 euros. The Palace of the...

Flamenco is alive and kicking in Murcia
Culture Thu, Aug 12, 2004

Flamenco is alive and kicking in Murcia

The first of three flamenco singing, guitar playing and dancing semi-finals began last night (Wednesday), as part of a ‘flamenco Olympics’. The final of this event takes place on Saturday, with prizes of up to 9.000...

Culture Wed, Dec 3, 2003

Gathering of Egyptian and Spanish poets

A total of 24 Egyptian and Spanish poets will discuss the cultural legacy and the situation of the Mediterranean in the 1st ‘Puerto de Poetas’ (‘Poets’ Port’) gathering taking place in San Pedro del Pinatar...