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Roman walls uncovered during restoration of Almuñécar town centre

The Roman wall.
The Roman wall. / SUR
  • Workers were improving water pipes and supply in Calle San Joaquín when the discovery was made

The remains of Roman walls have been unearthed during major restoration work to Almuñécar's historic centre.

Workers were improving water pipes and supply in Calle San Joaquín when the discovery was made.

A number of similar discoveries have been unearthed in the town in recent years, including Roman basins, more walls and other artifacts.

"This latest discovery adds to the rich legacy left by the Romans which we are discovering in our town," explained town hall archaeologist, Elena Navas.

She went on to explain that on this occasion the excavation has only been one metre deep, "for safety reasons." However, she is certain that there is more to be found and added, "It is important for residents to know about and value our history."