Ancient Muslim necropolis found in Estepona

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Estepona Necropolis.

ACCORDING to an announcement made by Estepona historical assets councillor Jose Maria Guerrero the council has found remains of six tombs under Caridad and Malaga streets which were part of an old Muslim necropolis, named Medina Istibbuna. 

The councillor stressed how rare this find is as it is one of the few tombs covered by bricks and no other historical monuments of this kind which date between the 13th and 15th centuries have been found in Estepona.

He also explained that these remains have been found thanks to the archaeology works undertaken in accordance with the Andalucia assets law. This law says that digs have to be carried out before giving work licenses to the owners of houses in the old town in order to confirm that no historical remains will be damaged.

Once the contents are safely removed under proper supervision, they will be taken to the Estepona Archaeological Museum for in depth study. 

Councillor Guerrero said that this finding is important as “it sheds light on Estepona history” and the council is dedicated to protect all the historical assets of the town.

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