Tumbas necrópolis estepona-001A HISTORIC discovery has been made in the heart of Estepona.

Six graves from an ancient Muslim burial site have been unearthed in Calle Malaga.

Heritage councillor Jose Maria Guerrero announced the graces dated from the 13th to 15th centuries and belonged to one of two burial sites that existed in ‘Istibbuna medina’.

“This discovery is very interesting and very rare,” said Guerrero, who explained the graves were found thanks to preventative work from the Andalucian Heritage Act which is consulted before building permits are granted in the historic centre of town.

The remains will be documented, taken out and kept in Estepona’s archaeological museum subject to further study.

The town hall claims the area was historically a mass cemetery with hundreds of graves and findings will help them ‘rewrite the history of Estepona’.

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