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Alliance Spain SVIMU051 ARCH 12.07.2008 26.07.2008 18-26


Code: SVIMU051 Year: 2008


Location: Alhama De Murcia

Address: State School ґRicardo Codorniъґ

Project: ARCH - Archaeology

Initial Date: 12-07-2008 Final Date: 26-07-2008

Min Age: 18 Max Age: 26 Places: 12

Description of Workcamp:

REGION.- Region of Murcia. Province of Murcia.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK.- Works will be made in the Castle Hill

inside the fortress restoring and sticking out Islamic and

Christian rests (C.XI-XVI).

Tasks about:

Analysis of deposits. Phases, technique and materials.

Topography and photography documentation.

Restoration of the exhumed rests, mainly in pottery.

Clearing, catalogue and inventory of materials (pottery and


In this way complementary Works of archaeological drawings and

plans on the North area of the hill, belonging to ancient age,

called Paleras hill (Cerro de las Paleras) very close to the

excavated rests of the fortress area.

ACCOMMODATION.- State School ґRicardo Codorniъґ - Camino del

Almendrico, s/n - 30840-ALHAMA DE MURCIA.

LOCATION.- In the village of Alhama de Murcia, located on the

left bank of River Guadalentнn and sheltered by the mountain

ranges of Sierra Espuсa (Regional Park) and La Muela, 35

kilometres far from Murcia City and 30 from the Mediterranean

Coast, with a population of aproximately 20.000 inhabitants.

The main attractives are the Islamic Castle (c.XI-XIII) and the

archaeological centre of “Los Baсos”, built in the Roman period

and used by the different cultures (Islamic and Christian) until

the construction of the Spa in century XIX. As well as Sierra

Espuсa Natural Park, Ricardo Codorniъ interpretation centre and

Gebas (picturesque and protected countryside).


By road: Mediterranean motorway (N-340) 35 Km from Murcia

direction Andalucнa.

By Bus: From Murcia. Bus Company “Trapemusa” and “Costa Cбlida”.

Phone: 968 298927.

Bus Station Murcia: Phone: 968 292211.

By train: Murcia-Lorca. Train Company “Renfe”. Phone: 968 252154


MEETING POINT.- The first day in the Informajoven (the Tourism

Office from Alhama), 10 Constituciуn Square, phone number 968

633512 / 618261348., from 10:30 to 13:30 h. in the morning, and

in the afternoon at 19:00 h. in the same place.

If someone arrives before or after the fixed hours, call to this

number 618261348 to get in touch directly with the instructors


LANGUAGES.- Spanish and english.

THINGS TO BRING.- Either sheets or sleeping bag, sun glasses,

personal toilet things, cap or hat, trekking boots or trainning

shoes, repellent mosquitos, sun protector, bite cream,bathing

suit, towel, swimming pool shoes, insulator for bivouac, small

backpack, canteen, torch, camera, international sanitary card for

the EU volunteers.


Youth Institute (Antonio Cordoba) - Tel: 968 357273

Informajoven (Youth Council) - Tel: 968 633512

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