Historic relics come home
Ancient Marina Alta treasures to go on display
By Jack Troughton VALUABLE artefacts recovered from more than 60 archaeological sites across the Marina Alta are to go on display in Jávea’s town museum.
The collection – which includes human remains, tools and weapons, and jewellery - has been at the specialist provincial MARQ museum in Alicante for the last 20 years and is known as the ‘Marina Collection 95’.
Jávea handed the relics to MARQ in 1998 and it was the centre of a study by archaeologist Jorge Soler, who specialises in the prehistoric era and last year formed the basis of a 584 page academic volume: ‘new data for the knowledge of prehistory in the region of the Marina Alta’.
The work by Soler and col- league Josep Casabó is based on 19 separate investigations surrounding his studies with the collection.
It is now back in Jávea and will join other valuable pieces that can be seen at the Soler Blasco Municipal Museum in Jávea old town.
Museum director Joaquim Bolufer has said the most important pieces date from the 4th-3rd millennium BC, he said they were taken from “caves used for burials in the pre-Bronze Age era.”
He said work was now underway on an exhibition project to show off the items in the museum and in other Marina Alta communities.
The Aula de la Natura building on the left of Calpe rock