By Linda Hall • 18 May 2020 • 16:38
EARLY INDUSTRY: Almuñecar’s Phoenician fish factory, credit: Almuñecar town hall
WITH Anducia now at the de-escalation programme’s Phase One, Almuñecar is preparing the town’s monuments for visitors.
After starting at the Phoenician fish-processing plant in the El Majuelo park, municipal employees then moved on to the Roman aqueduct and baths, announced the town hall’s Culture and Education department.
This follows work at the Archaeological Museum and San Miguel castle.
“After heavy rain this spring, and with El Majuelo park closed during the State of Alarm we have been able to clear weeds from practically all of the complex,” explained Almuñecar’s Culture and Education councillor Alberto Garcia Gilabert.
The El Majuelo fish farm was built towards the end of the fifth century BC, reached its peak between the first and second centuries AD and continued production until the fourth century AD.
Then called Sexi, town produced its own coinage thanks to wealth that was based on producing garum, the fish sauce prized by the Romans, and exporting cured fish to the rest of the empire.
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