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Alliance Spain SVIMU071 ARCH 27.07.2008 10.08.2008 18-26


Code: SVIMU071 Year: 2008


Location: Cieza

Address: Youth Hostel of Cieza

Project: ARCH - Archaeology

Initial Date: 27-07-2008 Final Date: 10-08-2008

Min Age: 18 Max Age: 26 Places: 12

Description of Workcamp:

REGION.- Region of Murcia. Province of Murcia.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK.- Archaeologic excavations in the housings of

the Islamic Medina of Siyasa, located in the right bank of the

Segura river, inside of the Cieza local term. A big important

deposit with a great quality discoveries. The castle after being

ininhabited by Islamic people in 1226 was used by castellanos and

aragoneses until its definitive destruction in 1457, that was

ordered by the castilian king Enrique IV.

Tasks of archaeologic excavation will be made in the zone of the

Islamic Medina excaved. During these tasks procedures of

registration will be carried out in normalized cards, floors and

sections drawings, archaeologic photos and insertion of the

emerged structures in the general topography of the discovery,

and also tasks of classification and inventory of the

archaeologic material.

More information about the discovery on:


LEISURE ACTIVITIES.- Sightseeing tours to the historic town

centre and natural spots of the zone (Cueva de la Serreta and

Caсуn de Almadenes), natural touristic ebbs in kayak and rustic

rafts on the Segura river, speleology, walking, soirйes plays,

outdoor cinema, arabic henna workshops, percussion, massages and

so on.

Visit to Murcia and Mar Menor beaches and Cartagena. Music


ACCOMMODATION.- In the Youth Hostel of Cieza, located in place

ґEl Estrechoґ, next to the Hydraulic Museum called ґMolino de

Teodoroґ. Bed linen are provided to participants (sheets,

blankets, pillows).


By road: From Murcia or Madrid, N-301 (Madrid-Cartagena)

By bus: Lines from Madrid, Murcia, Alicante, Barcelona and

Valencia to Cieza. Bus station of Murcia phone: 968 292211.

By train: Talgo train Madrid-Cieza. Phone: 902 240202 -

MEETING POINT.- In the Youth Hostel of Cieza, during the first

day of the start of workcamp. You have to contact with the

coordinator, Cristуbal Herrera (from Monday to Friday in the

morning) - Phone: 606372701.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN.- English and spanish.

THINGS TO BRING.- Sport clothes and shoes, little rucksack,

canteen, personal toilet things, sun protector, cap and hat for

the sun, mosquitoes repellent, swimsuit, binoculars, camera,

international sanitary card for the EU volunteers.


Youth Institute (Antonio Cordoba) - Tel: 968 357273

Siyasa Museum (from Monday to Friday, from 10:00 to 14:00 hours)

- Tel: 968 773153

Informajoven Cieza (from Monday to Friday in the morning) - Tel:

968 764353 (Marнa).



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