Final Days Of Tartessus Exhibition ⋆ Madrid Metropolitan


The Madrid regional Archaeological and Paleontological Museum in Alcalá de Henares has opened a significant exhibition on the misplaced Iberian civilisation of Tartessus.

The exhibition comes per week after joint workforce from the Institute of Archaeology and the Junta de Extremadura, introduced the unearthing of a significant discover on the Tartessian web site of Casas del Turuñuelo in Guareña, Badajoz, together with two full feminine figures adorned with excellent earrings that characterize typical items of the Tartessian goldsmithing courting to between the fifth and fourth centuries BC.

Casas del Turuñuelo discovery has aroused a lot curiosity in what will need to have been a vibrant tradition.

The Tartessus peoples are believed to have been a mixture of Phoenicians and Iberians whose civilisation flourished in southern Spain some 3,000 years in the past however then vanished from historical past.

It was the primary western civilization talked about in written sources and a few consider linked to the parable of Atlantis and the labours of Hercules.

The Greek historian Herodotus (fifth century BC) describes the cordial buying and selling relations between the Greek metropolis states and Tartessus and particularly to the generosity of their king, Arganthonius who, apparently, lived for 120 years (and dominated for 80)!

Tartesus area of contemporary day Spain & Portugal

It´s epicentre, is believed to be across the marshlands of the Doñana nationwide park which was then underwater as a part of the Bay of Tartesus and it’s possible there have been buying and selling ports there.

Madrid´s Minister of Tradition, Marta Rivera de la Cruz, mentioned on the inauguration of the exhibition that the “museum continues to reveal that it’s a nationwide reference in scientific phrases and for the dissemination of our previous”.

Sebastián Celestino Pérez and Esther Rodríguez González, curator and scientific coordinator of the exhibition are additionally the Casas del Turuñuelo web site mentioned the exhibition brings collectively 230 items from 9 Archaeological Museums throughout Spain and Portugal and for the primary time provides guests “a complete have a look at Tartesus.

Guests will even have the ability to enter the 1:1 scale reconstruction of the courtyard of the Casas del Turuñuelo web site and depictions of the human reliefs which had been present in an historic adobe temple, full of the bones of animals that had been killed, eaten, and deposited in a pit throughout a mass sacrifice.

The exhibition is freed from cost and runs till September 24.

The exhibition could be visited throughout common Museum hours and with guided excursions on weekends and holidays at varied instances (Saturdays at 12:00, 13:00, 16:00 and 17:00 p.m.; Sundays and holidays at 12:00 p.m)





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