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The Department of Tourism again offer free tours to the Deposit Argárico La Bastida (05/09/2012)

The Department of Tourism visits again offer free tours of the Field Argárico La Bastida for those who want to enjoy the work that is being done in the place of the hand of the archaeological research team.

To make these visits, the person concerned must apply at the Tourist Office (located in the town hall) or by calling 968 418 151 (ext. 343) or via email turismo@totana.es

The site of La Bastida de Totana is 6 km northwest of the town of Murcia Totana, area-Carivete Vińas.

Occupies a steep hill at the confluence of the Rambla de Lebor and Salado ravine.

La Bastida is the first enclave argárico discovered and currently one of the most important European prehistory, specifically call the Bronze Age.

This period is of particular interest for the knowledge of our past, since it occurred events whose effects still influence our present, as the consolidation of sedentary life, the development of metallurgy and the creation of permanent political and economic inequalities .

Since its discovery and first excavations by the engineer Granada D.

Inchaurrandieta Rogelio in 1869, the site has undergone several archaeological digs.

The works, which continue today, show a real city of about 40,000 m2, at its peak time, 3800 years ago, was inhabited by about 1000 people.

Back then, it was one of the largest settlements of Europe and the western Mediterranean.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana. Foto: archivo Murcia.com

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