The Estepona Town Hall has organized the VIII Conference on historical heritage, which will take place on June 15 and 16 at the Casa del Aljibe, and which this year will be dedicated to the local archaeological legacy, as reported on Tuesday by the acting councilor for the branch, Daniel García.
The councilor has indicated that the activities will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Casa del Aljibe, a building built on a cistern belonging to a tower from the Muslim era, located at Plaza Blas Infante, 1, where the Archaeological Museum of Estepona.
The mayor explained that in this edition, the sessions will be dedicated to the local archaeological heritage, and will consist of the presentation of a book and the opening of a temporary exhibition, whose entrance will be free until full capacity is reached.
The sessions will open on Thursday, June 15, with the presentation of the book ‘The wreck of the Guadiaro. Typochronological analysis of a shipment of Gallic terra sigillata in the area of Estepona (Málaga)’. This is a detailed study of more than two hundred ceramic vessels from the Roman period, made in the south of France and dated to the end of the 1st century AD. They come from the cargo of a sunken Roman ship some 1,900 years ago, and have been recovered in the networks of several trawlers from the port of Estepona in the last decades.
It is one of the most important collections of this type of Roman ceramics in Spain, and it is exhibited in one of the rooms of the Archaeological Museum of Estepona, and the book will be presented by its authors, Macarena Bustamante AlvarezProfessor of Archeology at the University of Granada, and Ildefonso Navarro Luengo, archaeologist at the Estepona City Council.
In the second of the conferences, on Friday June 16, will open a temporary exhibition in which the most outstanding materials that will be incorporated into the permanent exhibition of the Archaeological Museum of Estepona in the near future are shown.
The first pieces in this temporary exhibition date back to the Lower and Middle Paleolithic, up to 200,000 years old. From Roman times, a child’s pendant and a large jar of Italic origin stand out. The most important part of this expansion of the Museum corresponds to the Islamic period, and incorporates an interesting series of vessels, marble weights, pottery instruments and a funerary stela.