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Rincón town hall awards contract to turn seventh-century Roman villa into a museum

Rincón town hall awards contract to turn  seventh-century Roman villa into a museum
  • The work, in Torre de Benagalbón, is expected to take 12 months to complete

Rincón de la Victoria town hall awarded the contract to restore the Roman villa in Torre de Benagalbón to the temporary consortium (UTE) made up of Obras Generales del Norte S. A. and Copesol S. L. last Friday.

The work, which is expected to take 12 months to complete, involves turning the Roman settlement in Torre de Benagalbón into a three-floor museum.

Mosaics, ceramics and other artefacts discovered between the Granadillas and Benagalbón streams in 1989, along with the remains of Roman baths and tombs, are believed to have belonged to a luxury Roman villa dating back to the seventh century AD. It is thought to have been the first human settlement on that part of the coast.

Included in the discovery is a well-preserved mosaic depicting a scene from Greek mythology of Jupiter disguised as Satyr, who is seducing Antiope of Thebes.