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AR­CHAE­O­LOG­I­CAL works have started at the Moor­ish re­mains at San Este­ban in Mur­cia city.

The dig will un­earth the re­mains of a sub­urb of the Moor­ish city Mur­siya dat­ing back to the 12th and 13th cen­tury, which in­cluded homes, a ceme­tery, a Mude­jar style prayer room, a shel­ter for trav­ellers and de­fence walls.

The re­mains were dis­cov­ered by chance sev­eral years ago dur­ing the con­struc­tion of the mas­sive un­der­ground car park in the city cen­tre be­tween El Corte Inglés and the San Este­ban re­gional gov­ern­ment build­ing. The area was cov­ered with a pro­tec­tive layer un­til the coun­cil found fund­ing to start the ar­chae­o­log­i­cal works.

The dig will be car­ried out by a team from Mur­cia univer­sity and stu­dents who will work at the site from Mon­day to Fri­day from 08.00-14.00 and 15.00-18.00.

Guided visits are avail­able by book­ing on­line at saneste­ban.es­trate­gia­mur­cia.es. These are sched­uled dur­ing the week and vis­i­tors will have the op­por­tu­nity to watch the ar­chae­ol­o­gists work­ing at the site.

Work has started at the site

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