Coronavirus crisis leaves Mojacar dig on Spain’s Costa Almeria without archaeologists this summer

SHAME!: Nearly 100 volunteers from around the world had been expected to spend July working on the site CREDIT: Mojacar Informa Facebook

THE coronavirus crisis has left the dig on the Mojacar ‘La Vieja’ site without archaeologists this summer.
The council reported that what would have been the third excavation campaign on the site of the old Mojacar settlement has been cancelled.
“The current situation prevents us from carrying out this activity this year,” the local authority said.
Nearly 100 volunteers from around the world had been expected to spend July working on the dig to unearth more about the history of the settlement and everyday life 900 or so years ago.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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