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Lost Roman past of Costa resort to be unearthed with dig

Sohail castle.
Sohail castle. / Fotolia
  • A six-year project is to be started in the shadow of Fuengirola's Sohail castle to uncover the Roman settlement of Suel

A six-year project is to be started in the shadow of Fuengirola's Sohail castle to discover a lost ancient town.

The Roman settlement of Suel was at the mouth of the Fuengirola river and now a team of archaeologists and anthropologists, supervised by Malaga university, is to start a dig covering 1,600 square metres to uncover its past.

The work will be carried out in six stages and special events and tours will be organised on the site as the dig progresses.