29 Sep, 2020 @ 12:08
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Medieval wall unearthed in Malaga as dig next to metro becomes largest in Spain

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THE archaeological site along the route of the new Malaga metro has unearthed a section of a medieval wall.

The discovery was announced this Monday by the Regional Minister for Public Works, Marifran Carazo.

The structure has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC), which means that it must be protected and preserved.


It ‘does not affect the day-to-day running of the Metro,’ Carazo said.

Other unearthed landmarks, such as the Nasrid wall in Callejones del Perchel, required important engineering actions to prevent it from being affected during the construction of the new tunnel.

According to experts the newly discovered medieval wall could belong to the 13th century.

The archaeological site is now officially the largest in Spain, measuring nearly 4,000sqm, according to the Junta de Andalucia.

It has revealed artefacts and structures from over 800 years of history, from the 11th century Muslim citadel to the remnants of 19th century Malaga.

Works on the site have been ongoing since June 2006, funded by over €20 million from the regional government and presided over by a team of archaeologists and more than 50 workers.

Cristina Hodgson

Half English, half Spanish animal person. Cristina loves writing about all things fitness, travel and culture, she is also a script writer and novelist. When she's not typing away, you can find her enjoying outdoor sports somewhere off the beaten track in Andalucia. If you have a story get in touch! [email protected]

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