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Culture gives 200,000 euros to the University of Murcia to preserve the Roman villa of the Cypresses (06/08/2008)

The regional government through the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, has awarded the University of Murcia for a grant of 200,000 euros for the excavation, research and writing projects and museum construction of an Interpretation Centre at the Roman villa of Cypress, in Jumilla, covering a period of three years work.

Thus, these proceedings, to be carried out with the primary purpose of ensuring the future preservation of the remains of the town, also include the drafting of the restoration projects of structures found property and the construction of the Center Interpretation of the Rural Romano in the Southeast Peninsular, and musealization of archaeological remains contained in the center.

Work will begin this year and completed in 2010.

Maximum protection

And thanks to the opening of the file Declaration of Cultural Interest, with archaeological zone category, the resolution issued by the regional government in 2006, the Roman villa enjoys the highest degree of protection given to these cultural assets.

The Roman villa of the Cypresses, located in the area of Los Paerezados, 1.8 miles from Jumilla, is an area of historical and archaeological interest.

In the decade of the 60 excavations were conducted three times and the result was the discovery of a large country villa, with a bustling agricultural activity during the second and fourth centuries AD Later, in 2003, there were other papers that differentiated three construction phases between the Republican era and the Empire.

Source: CARM

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