Archaeologists discover more evidence in ‘La Vila Joiosa’

Archaeologists discover more evidence in ‘La Vila Joiosa’

Excavation work in the Vila Joiosa Romana project, which has been constant in recent weeks, have revealed the discovery of the remains of two houses built in the 16th and 18th centuries, respectively. Under the direction of Diego Ruiz, from the Villajoyosa Museum, and archaeologists Lorenzo Abad and Sonia Gutiérrez, from the University of Alicante, the excavation of the area around the Sant Josep tower has revealed more evidence that determines in a more approximate the type of life that was led in the area.

The bases of the two structures cover an area of ​​100 square meters in the north of the tower, which is considered the best example of a roman tomb. The shape of the tower and the remains of masonry that have been discovered show that at some point the roof of the tower could have been built in the shape of a pyramid.

Archaeologists explain that this type of tomb, which was popular with the Egyptians and the Romans, had pyramid roofs symbolizing the ascension to another world.

The excavations and research work are part of the scientific project “Villajoyosa Romana. From the Republic to Late Antiquity”, And is co-directed by the Department of Archeology of the University of Alicante and by Vilamuseu (Museum of La Vila Joiosa).

The investigation will allow to complete the knowledge of the most recent structures that have been attached to the tower over time and will allow to bring to light possible Roman remains that have remained hidden until now and that will expand the knowledge of this funerary monument and its context.

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