A history of Guardamar del Segura
A history of Guardamar del Segura Humans have settled in the area of Guardamar for thousands of years The area around the mouth of the River Segura has attracted settlers throughout history and, to our knowledge, in pre-historic.. Read More
The MAG archaeological museum in Guardamar del Segura
The MAG archaeological museum in Guardamar del Segura 6,000 years of history at the mouth of the River Segura in Guardamar It often seems in Spain that almost every little town and village has so much history that they hardly know what to do with.. Read More
La Pobla D’Ifach Calpe
La Pobla D’Ifach Calpe A mediaeval town dating from the 13th century repopulation of the Kingdom of Valencia The medieval town of Ifach in the municipality of Calpe is at present unique among all such archaeological.. Read More
Orihuela palaces: Palacio de Rubalcava
Orihuela palaces: Palacio de Rubalcava Palacio de los Marqueses de Rubalcaba Orihuela has a rich heritage of magnificent palaces and religious architecture, amongst them the Palacio de Rubalcava, which is next to the church of Santiago.. Read More
World expert describes Pedreguer cave paintings as exceptional
World expert describes Pedreguer cave paintings as exceptional The rock art in the Cova del Comte in Pedreguer dates back 20,000 years Georges Sauvet, one of the world’s leading experts in the field of paleolithic art, has concluded a study of the.. Read More
4200-year-old bull statue found at Callosa de Segura archaeological site
4200-year-old bull statue found at Callosa de Segura archaeological site The bull was found at the Argaric settlement of Laderas del Castillo in Callosa Archaeologists at the site of Laderas del Castillo in Callosa de Segura were delighted this week to announce the discovery.. Read More
A million euros to develop Guardamar del Segura archaeological site
A million euros to develop Guardamar del Segura archaeological site The La Fonteta site in the dunes of Guardamar contains Islamic and Phoenician remains The Culture department of the regional government in Valencia has announced that over a million euros are.. Read More
Jacarilla seeks subsidies to restore the home of the Marqués de Fontalba
Jacarilla seeks subsidies to restore the home of the Marqués de Fontalba Two million euros are needed to restore the last great manor house built in the Vega Baja The Town Hall of Jacarilla in the Vega Baja del Segura area of the province of Alicante is currently.. Read More
Callosa de Segura residents allowed to maintain their vigil over the controversial cross
Callosa de Segura residents allowed to maintain their vigil over the controversial cross The fight goes on to save the monumental cross in Callosa which was erected as a Francoist memorial The daily sit-in vigil which is being has been staged by residents of Callosa de Segura in the.. Read More
Altea celebrates its 400th birthday
Altea celebrates its 400th birthday The Marina Baja town celebrates its origins as a township The town of Altea in the Marina Baja area of the province of Alicante commemorated its 400th birthday on Wednesday, the anniversary of.. Read More
Alicante Town Hall to open historic buildings to the public
Alicante Town Hall to open historic buildings to the public Former palatial mansions in Alicante are now owned by the local council The Town Hall of Alicante has announced that in compliance with the “Palaus Transparents” scheme promoted.. Read More
Supporters of Franco emerge from the shadows in Callosa de Segura
Supporters of Franco emerge from the shadows in Callosa de Segura The removal of a Francoist monument causes controversy in southern Alicante There were extraordinary scenes in the town of Callosa de Segura in Alicante on Thursday, when far-right extremists.. Read More
Alicante castles exhibition arrives in Orihuela
Alicante castles exhibition arrives in Orihuela Guardianes de Piedra concentrates on 84 castles and other defensive structures in Alicante The ''Guardianes de Piedra'' exhibition, which is organized by the MARQ museum in the city of Alicante.. Read More
Valencia government moves towards protecting Roman sites in the Marina Alta
Valencia government moves towards protecting Roman sites in the Marina Alta Locations in Calpe and Javea are to be protected from development The regional government of Valencia has announced that it to restart procedures by which two locations in the Marina Alta area of.. Read More
Fragment of medieval city wall found in Callosa d'en Sarria
Fragment of medieval city wall found in Callosa d'en Sarria The town was surrounded by a defensive wall in the 14th century Restoration work on the “El Portal” Gateway in Callosa d'en Sarrià, in the Marina Baja area of the province.. Read More
Medieval oven discovered at Banyeres castle
Medieval oven discovered at Banyeres castle The oven was discovered during work to strengthen walls of the 13th century castle Work to consolidate the structure of the 13th–century castle of Banyeres, in the Hoya de Alcoy area.. Read More
670th Cocentaina All Saints Fair welcomes around 400,000 visitors
670th Cocentaina All Saints Fair welcomes around 400,000 visitors The fair in Cocentaina is the second oldest of its kind in Spain The 2016 edition of the “Fira de Tots Sants” (All Saints Fair) in Cocentaina, in the north of the province of.. Read More
Calls for EU funds to be spent on Orihuela castle
Calls for EU funds to be spent on Orihuela castle The castle of Orihuela has been in ruins since the Torrevieja earthquake of 1829 The platform group representing the friends of Orihuela castle is calling for the ruined fortress to be consolidated.. Read More
Elche Mystery Play tickets awarded by lottery
Elche Mystery Play tickets awarded by lottery The Mystery Play of Elche dates back to the 14th century The Mystery Play of Elche, which is normally performed only in August, will be enacted additionally this year on 28th, 29th and 30th October.. Read More
Fossils prove that Alcoy was under the sea 13 million years ago
Fossils prove that Alcoy was under the sea 13 million years ago The fossils will be exhibited at the paleontology museum of Alcoy Paleontologists studying the Mas de Pardinetes site in the woods of the Font Roja area in Alcoy have identified fossils which show.. Read More
More archaeological evidence found at Pobla de Ifach
More archaeological evidence found at Pobla de Ifach The medieval fortress town in Calpe is still being investigated by archaeologists The archaeological dig which is being carried out by the Marq museum of Alicante at the site of the medieval town.. Read More
4500 year old human remains and arrowheads found in Cova del Randero
4500 year old human remains and arrowheads found in Cova del Randero The remains of human bodies and artifacts over 4500 years old have been discovered in the Cova del Randero in Pedreguer Each year archaeologists continue excavations in the Cova del Rander in.. Read More
Callosa de Segura parish priest takes the Historical Memory Law into his own hands
Callosa de Segura parish priest takes the Historical Memory Law into his own hands The cross outside the church of Callosa is accompanied by Francoist plaques Juan Bautista Samper, the parish priest at the church of San Martín in Callosa de Segura, has decided that the.. Read More
Guardamar earthquake may have affected Phoenician settlers 2800 years ago
Guardamar earthquake may have affected Phoenician settlers 2800 years ago Excavation is under way at the Cabezo Pequeño del Estany in Guardamar del Segura The first phase of excavations is now under way at the archaeological site of the Cabezo Peque&ntilde.. Read More
Third Roman burial ground discovered in La Vila Joiosa
Third Roman burial ground discovered in La Vila Joiosa La Vila Joiosa was one of nine municipia in Roman Valencia The historical and archaeological heritage of the municipality of Villajoyosa, or La Vila Joiosa, appears to be growing at a remarkable.. Read More
Dinosaur remains from 128 million years ago found in Castellon
Dinosaur remains from 128 million years ago found in Castellon Sauropods and spinosaurus roamed Castellon in the Cretaceous Archaeologists belonging to the Guix group in Villarreal have found six previously undiscovered fossil sites in Portell de Morella, in.. Read More
Medieval grave goods return to Petrer museum
Medieval grave goods return to Petrer museum Medieval grave goods return to Petrer museum The items found in Petrer have been restored at the Marq museum in Alicante Early medieval grave goods which were found at a burial ground on the Explanada.. Read More
Until 14th February, the history of Cocentaina at the Marq museum in Alicante
Until 14th February, the history of Cocentaina at the Marq museum in Alicante Cocentaina, Arqueologia i Museus traces the development of Cocentaina An exhibition showing the long and rich history of the town of Cocentaina in the north of the province of Alicante can be visited.. Read More
Gata de Gorgos withdraws honorary citizenship from General Franco
Gata de Gorgos withdraws honorary citizenship from General Franco Franco is dishonoured in the Marina Alta 40 years after his death Eight years after it was passed by the national government in Madrid, Spain’s Historical Memory Law is now being implemented.. Read More
Comunidad Valenciana starts to implement the Historical Memory Law
Comunidad Valenciana starts to implement the Historical Memory Law Symbols glorifying the Civil War and the regime of Franco are under scrutiny in the region of Valencia As reported last week, the regional government of the Comunidad Valenciana now appears to be.. Read More
Bou Ferrer shipwreck in Vila Joiosa named Item of Cultural Interest
Bou Ferrer shipwreck in Vila Joiosa named Item of Cultural Interest The Roman merchant vessel was carrying garum sauce for the Emperor when it sank in the 1st century The shipwreck of the Roman merchant vessel the Bou Ferrer, which lies off the coast of La Vila Joiosa.. Read More
Alicante and Valencia take steps to implement the Historical Memory Law
Alicante and Valencia take steps to implement the Historical Memory Law The Comunidad Valenciana is proposing legislation similar to that of Andalucía It has now been almost eight years since Spain’s Historical Memory Law was passed, requiring local.. Read More
5000-year-old prehistoric pot discovered in Pedreguer cave
5000-year-old prehistoric pot discovered in Pedreguer cave The Cova del Randeo in Pedreguer was inhabited during the Neolithic A team from the MARQ archaeological museum in Alicante has unearthed a large pot dating back over 5,000 years to the Neolithic.. Read More
Annual excavation ends at the Argaric Laderas del Castillo site in Callosa de Segura
Annual excavation ends at the Argaric Laderas del Castillo site in Callosa de Segura The settlement in Callosa dates back over 4,000 years Manuel Olcina, the director of the MARQ archaeological museum in Alicante, has made a visit to the archaeological site of Laderas del Castillo.. Read More
Valencia withdraws honours bestowed on General Francisco Franco
Valencia withdraws honours bestowed on General Francisco Franco General Franco received a Gold Medal from Valencia in 1942 The memory of the Civil War and the dictatorship of General Franco are still controversial in Spain, as the existence of the Historical.. Read More
Valencia authorities accused of exalting Francoism
Valencia authorities accused of exalting Francoism Both the Mayoress and the Archbishop of Valencia are accused of crimes against Historical Memory The Archbishop and Mayoress of Valencia are among numerous people who are accused this week by the.. Read More
Bou Ferrer wreck off Villajoyosa coast in National Geographic History Magazine
Bou Ferrer wreck off Villajoyosa coast in National Geographic History Magazine This Roman wreck off the Alicante coast was carrying 2,500 amphorae of fish sauce The Bou Ferrer Roman shipwreck, which currently lies off the coat of Villajoyosa in the Alicante Province, has been.. Read More
2,000-year-old Roman farm restored in Elche
2,000-year-old Roman farm restored in Elche The El Cabezo-Clot de Galvany site in Elche dates back to the 1st century BC A team of archaeologists from the University of Alicante has completed the restoration of the Roman farm at the El Cabezo.. Read More
Roman ship wrecked off Villajoyosa coast was built in Naples
Roman ship wrecked off Villajoyosa coast was built in Naples The Bou Ferrer wreck was carrying goods belonging to the Emperor himself when it sank off Villajoyosa The Bou Ferrer wreck is the largest Roman shipwreck currently being excavated in the whole.. Read More
Historic Vinaròs embroidery restored in Valencia
Historic Vinaròs embroidery restored in Valencia Nineteenth-century adornments have now been returned to their home in Vinaròs Restoration work has been completed on one of the 19th century embroideries which belong to the parish.. Read More
Summer excavations in the  Cova de l’Or Alicante
Summer excavations in the Cova de l’Or Alicante Beniarrés was first home to crop and livestock farmers 5500 years before Christ Archaeologists from the MARQ Archeological Museum in Alicante have recovered various flint tools and decorative.. Read More
Mediaeval defence bastion slowly uncovered in Ifach, Calpe
Mediaeval defence bastion slowly uncovered in Ifach, Calpe The Calpe settlement has hosted a team of archaeologists on the Peñón this summer Archaeologists from the MARQ museum in Alicante who have been involved this summer in a dig at the.. Read More
MARQ archaeologists uncover Argaric graves in Callosa de Segura
MARQ archaeologists uncover Argaric graves in Callosa de Segura The Callosa settlement was one of the largest in the area 4,000 years ago 4,000 years ago, during the Bronze Age, the “Laderas del Castillo” settlement in modern-day Callosa del.. Read More
Isolated Roman relic extracted from Cullera river bed
Isolated Roman relic extracted from Cullera river bed The Roman anchor stock was found by chance in June in the province of Valencia A Roman anchor stock was removed on Thursday from the river-bed at the mouth of the River Xúquer in Cullera.. Read More
Roman altar-stone discovered in Sagunto, Valencia
Roman altar-stone discovered in Sagunto, Valencia The town of Sagunto uncovers yet another Roman find The coastal town of Sagunto in the north of the province of Valencia is one of the richest in terms of history and archaeology in eastern Spain.. Read More
Valencia government requests 2.5 million documents from the Vatican
Valencia government requests 2.5 million documents from the Vatican The House of Borgia had roots in Valencia and two members became Pope The regional government of Valencia has made an official request to the Vatican for copies of 2.5 million documents relating.. Read More
Alicante PSOE threaten court action against PP council over street names
Alicante PSOE threaten court action against PP council over street names The Town Hall is accused of retaining Francoist names in the Costa Blanca capital Spain’s controversial Historical Memory Law, which was brought in by the PSOE government in 2006, continues.. Read More
Divers dispose of unexploded projectile in Sagunto, Valencia
Divers dispose of unexploded projectile in Sagunto, Valencia Navy bomb disposal divers were called from Cartagena to neutralise the object Naval diving specialists have deactivated an unexploded projectile discovered in the port of Sagunto, Valencia at a depth.. Read More
The Arab baths, the Baños del Almirante in Valencia re-open
The Arab baths, the Baños del Almirante in Valencia re-open The baths have been closed for the last year The Moorish baths of the Baños del Almirante in Valencia have re-opened this Thursday.. Read More
250,000 euros for repairs to Baluarte de la Princesa on  Tabarca island
250,000 euros for repairs to Baluarte de la Princesa on Tabarca island Parts of the citadel wall had collapsed due to a constant battering from the sea A Ministry of the Environment project to reinforce the “Baluarte de la Princesa” segment of the.. Read More
Villa Cornelius. La vida rural en época romana, Valencia
Villa Cornelius. La vida rural en época romana, Valencia A new exhibition shows finds from the villa of Publius Cornelius Iuniani found in Xátiva The Cornelius villa. Rural life in the Roman era, Valencia Prehistory Museum During work to prepare.. Read More
Orihuela: Plans for rehabilitation of Palacio de Rubalcava being processed
Orihuela: Plans for rehabilitation of Palacio de Rubalcava being processed Conditions for securing the structure should be ready for adjudication by the end of the year Orihuela has a rich heritage of magnificent palaces and religious architecture, amongst them the Palacio.. Read More
Neanderthal remains in Valencia may show signs of cannibalism
Neanderthal remains in Valencia may show signs of cannibalism Archaeologists from Valencia University have been working in the Cova Negra in Xàtiva The marks on two skull fragments may result from the practice of cannibalism.. Read More
Supermarket excavation unearths family grave in Castellon
Supermarket excavation unearths family grave in Castellon The five bodies found are believed to be Moslems: since their bodies were buried facing Mecca One of the archaeological trial excavations on the site of a planned supermarket in Burriana, in the.. Read More