Alliance Spain SVIMU051 ARCH 12.07.2008 26.07.2008 18-26
Code: SVIMU051 Year: 2008
Name: ALHAMA DE MURCIA
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).
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
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.
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