The site of the Cortijo de Acebedo de Mijas It has reopened its doors and this time it has done so with a novelty, since among its audience were students from the Sierra de Mijas Secondary Education Institute (IES).
Along with them, the Mayor of Mijas, Josele González, and the Councilor for Historical Heritage, Laura Moreno, who have participated in these guided tours to the archaeological heritage of Mijas.
“Framed within the European Heritage Days where eleven municipalities of the province participate, the Cortijo de Acebedo site is the only one that is being worked on while visiting,” explained the mayor, who also pointed out that “in this occasion, we started visits for the first time with institutes“.
González has stressed that “these students of the IES Las Lagunas are studying Historical Heritage and have been able to verify through this visit that beyond the books, that part of history is very close to them, without leaving their own municipality” and stressed that the Acebedo site “has become an icon in the province, a historical heritage that we have under us that we are willing to put in value so that it is a great reference from the historical, archaeological and also tourist point of view “.
This second round of guided visits to the Cortijo de Acebedo has been framed within a few conference organized by the Council of Europe to different deposits. In the case of Mijeño, the participants, in small groups of 15 people, have been able to learn about the history of the municipality from the oldest part that contains this site, dating from the 6th and 8th centuries BC, to the most modern part, corresponding to the Roman period of the 6th century after Christ. Likewise, they have been able to know in situ the new discoveries for which universities such as those of Cádiz or Madrid have already been interested.
Moreno, for his part, has indicated that “six ovens have already been counted and we are waiting to seal those furnaces so that they do not collapse in the next rains. They are remains of extraordinary importance, in fact the rectangular oven is not found anywhere else in Andalusia “.
“They have also been able to know the different pillars that we have of a room of more than 26 square meters, structures that are not found in any site on the Costa del Sol “, adds Moreno, who recalled that” a few days ago we also reported on the creation of the post of archaeologist and archive assistant, because the first thing we have to do is To do is to give this department scope, since we have many archaeological remains in our municipality that already have their own entity. “In short, he said,” leave a predetermined structure so that whoever comes, and who governs governs, gives it importance it really has “.