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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 Wed, Sep 19, 2007

Fossilised rhino bones found at Jumilla dig

Thirty fragments of what are thought to be rhinoceros remains dating back between five to eleven million years, have been found at a geological dig in the Sierra de las Cabras near Jumilla (Murcia). The fossilised...

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...

Culture Fri, Jul 27, 2007

300-year-old artist could make millionaires of Murcians

Lucky Murcia residents could become millionaires thanks to an 18th century artist. The third centenary of internationally-acclaimed Murcia-born sculptor, Francisco Salzillo, is being celebrated today with a lottery...

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...

Culture Fri, Jun 29, 2007

'Wise King' exhibition attracts thousands

More than 6,000 people have visited Lorca's Fortress of the Sun and Alfonsina Tower in the last two months, since the exhibition about the life of King Alfonso X was opened. Part of the Taller del Tiempo theme park,...