The municipality has obtained the authorisation of the Regional Government to launch the Research Project of the Acebedo site and the old ‘Val de Suel

After more than a year of drafting and administrative processing, Mijas has obtained authorization from the Ministry of Culture of the Junta de Andalucía (Regional Government) for the implementation of a General Archaeological Research Project that will allow the study of the Acebedo site and the old ‘ Val de Suel ‘. It is an investigation that will make it possible to value this area and learn about the settlement that existed, from Phoenician to Roman times, along the coast of the old estuary that today is occupied by the Fuengirola river and where 20 archaeological sites from that period have been located so far spanning from the 6th century BC until V AD. “This is very important news related to the history of the municipality, since in all Andalusia there are only 42 active projects of these characteristics, and it will serve to value the archaeological works in which the government team has been working in the Acebedo farm”, declared the mayor, Josele González (PSOE).

The space to be investigated occupies about 100 hectares, highlighting the Acebedo site, which, with a surface area of more than three hectares, will be the main centre of action for the projected archaeological activities. “This is an area in which a series of highly varied structures with extensive temporal development have been located in recent years, with evidence dating from the 8th century BC to the V AD, which places it far beyond a Roman villa”, stated the councillor for Historical Heritage, Laura Moreno (PSOE). The final objective of this work is to promote an Interpretation Centre to disseminate all the findings among the citizens, “because, without the contribution that the citizens provide to the heritage, it cannot be preserved. The purpose is that, when the pandemic allows it, guided tours will be established and to eventually end up with an Interpretation Centre where the site and its evolution over time are explained”, said the head of the Historical Heritage Department, Juan José de la Rubia.


Source: Mijas Semanal