Lecture: The seafront of Baetulo. New data on the walled enclosure and the coastline.
By Emiliano Hinojo and Jacinto Sánchez, archaeologists.
In 2015 and 2019, two interventions were carried out on the plots of the Via Augusta’s Avenue, numbers 18 and 14, respectively.
Although some of the results of the first excavation were already presented at the Museum, now, with the new data of the adjacent site, we can give a more complete interpretation of this sector of the Roman city that has been quite dynamic and interesting.
We are, in the first place, in a space located on the first line of the coast. In this way, it has been possible to document and study the relationship between the urbanization of the city and the coast, as well as the impact of the dynamism of the sea and its effects on Roman constructions.
Secondly, we have been able to document part of the walled enclosure that until now was located in an unknown point, and will therefore allow us to straighten the southern and eastern boundary of Baetulo. In addition to knowing what the buildings located in this sector of the city were like, which marks an interior and exterior space of the walled enclosure.
In the framework of the lecture series Archaeological novelties.
Museum. 7 p.m.
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