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