Two skeletons from Roman times discovered in redevelopment works in Barcelona

The Barcelona Archaeological Service (ICUB) has discovered two skeletons from the Roman era during the redevelopment of Can Batlló-Magòria, in the Sants-Montjuïc district, according to a statement.

Two skeletons from Roman times discovered in redevelopment works in Barcelona

The Barcelona Archaeological Service (ICUB) has discovered two skeletons from the Roman era during the redevelopment of Can Batlló-Magòria, in the Sants-Montjuïc district, according to a statement.

Archaeological work has determined that there is a first Roman occupation from the High Empire period - time of construction of several walls - in which the "levels of abandonment and amortization of spaces" are documented, but at the moment there is no evidence of any use, making it difficult to determine functionality.

Archaeological control work began this February and is currently working on lowering a groundwater deposit that affects an approximate area of ​​1,000 square meters and that must have a depth between 7.5 and 8 meters with respect to the level of current terrain.

The direction of the archaeological intervention has been assumed by the archaeologist Vanesa Triay Olives (ATICS) and, from day one, has the supervision of the Servei d'Arqueologia de Barcelona (ICUB) and the Servei d'Arqueologia i Paleontologia of the Generalitat of Catalonia.

In this same area there are two communication routes, already in operation in Roman times, and in 1984 part of a Roman villa was excavated in La Campana, very close to the archaeological find. The chronology of this town runs between the late-Republican period and the Low Empire.


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