COSTA BLANCA NEWS – BENIDORM EXCAVATIONS GO INTO EXTRA TIME

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ARCHAEOLOGISTS have been working against the clock, excavating the Roman fort in La Cala.
They have been there since last June, thanks to a €500,000 subsidy from the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER), but under the terms of the agreement excavations should have been finished this month.
They have now learnt that the regional government, which allocates the funds, has granted a three-month extension, “given the magnitude” of the project.
The archaeologists were not expected to meet the deadline, the Generalitat conceded before moving the deadline to May 2020. The team expects to have finished well before then.
“The extra time will allow the investigators to be much more thorough and exhaustive,” said Heritage councillor Ana Pellicer.
The current excavations have uncovered more sections of the fort, including the recent discovery of an anfora incorporated in one of the walls, probably added as an offering to the gods when the fort was being built.

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