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Ancient city found in the waters of the Iberian Peninsula

A team of scientists from the University of Huelva and the company Amphora Archaeology, have found the remains of an ancient Roman city, 8m submerged, near the Huelva towns of Isla Cristina and Ayamonte. The find was made during dredging work in the riverbed. After the initial identification of the finds, an area of 5
Published: December 29, 2011 - 14:52
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 06:31
Ancient city found in the waters of the Iberian Peninsula

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A team of scientists from the University of Huelva and the company Amphora Archaeology, have found the remains of an ancient Roman city, 8m submerged, near the Huelva towns of Isla Cristina and Ayamonte. The find was made during dredging work in the riverbed.

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After the initial identification of the finds, an area of 5 hectares was secured, where it was possible to locate the remains of buildings, architectural elements, ceramics and the mortal remains of former inhabitants. The most interesting site was found to be the cemetery, together with the remains of its buildings.

An examination of the site, one of the most important archaeological finds in Andalusia, shows that the town was founded around the 1st century AD. It was taken underwater by tsunami waves or a change in the layout of the coastline. This is quite probable, as the city of Huelva Isla Cristina itself was founded in 1.11.1755 after an earthquake that hit the area. As historians suppose, their find, at one time, was called Punta del Moral.

Source: elmundo.es

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