‘No damage’ claim
SAN Fulgencio town hall has denied that builders damaged an ancient Iberian archaeological site by dumping tonnes of earth on top of it.
La Escuera lies in the foothills of the Sierra del Molar by La Marina urbanisation and dates from between the fifth and second centuries BC.
Concerns were raised by opposition party PIPN, after the company broke through the fence enclosing the adjacent plot and used it to pile up soil.
In response, the municipal archaeologist drew up a report which concluded that ‘nothing was affected’.
Council spokesman Joel Noche said the fence has now been fixed, all the materials had been removed and ‘everything is correct’.
However, a PIPN spokesman cast doubt on the findings, pointing out that the earth was cleared from the historic remains using heavy machinery.
He said the site is still covered with earth and asked the regional government to verify that no damage has been done.