Archaeologists progress in the investigation of the Roman road that crosses the Pyrenees

The excavation of this summer resolve the question of whether it was part of the Camino de Santiago, among other mysteries of this great Roman road

29/07/2016 13:00
Archaeological excavation

Archaeological excavation

Located between the towns of Burguete and Espinal, the archaeological excavation around the enclave of Zaldua, advances getting great results. The investigation is conducting an international team consisting of archaeologists from the Museum of London Archaeology and Aranzadi Science Society, around the great Roman road in the western Pyrenees.

The excavation and observations are focusing on an area of ​​about 30 meters long and 5 meters wide, with the aim of identifying the characteristics of the Roman road and the buildings around it, besides its urban organization, and contrast data with geophysical surveys conducted previously in the area. It is the most important urban settlement found in the Roman road that crosses the Pyrenees. The main hypothesis is that it is the ancient city of Iturissa mentioned by classical authors. Research hope to solve many doubts and myths about the old road, including whether it was part of the Camino de Santiago.


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ArnauRG 29/07/16 22:39:25
Esto es un trabajo para Indy !!
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Pepe AM
Pepe AM 29/07/16 15:18:51
Omg, que bien que estén excavando y sacando a la luz este patrimonio. En Galicia tenemos más castros enterrados que escavados...
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Pedro Gómez
Pedro Gómez 29/07/2016 21:26:11
Sí, opino lo mismo que tú. Da mucha pena saber que hay algo enterrado y no se excave.
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