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Archaeologists uncover more evidence at La Vila site

The excavation work on the Projecto Villajoyosa Romana, which has been ongoing for the past few weeks, has uncovered the remains of two houses built in the 16th and 18th centuries respectively.

Archaeologists uncover more evidence at La Vila site
Excavation of La Vila site [Credit: Costa News]
The foundations of the two structures cover a 100-square metre area to the north of the tower.

Under the direction of Diego Ruiz of the Villajoyosa museum and archaeologists Lorenzo Abad and Sonia Gutiérrez of Alicante University, excavation of the area around the Sant Josep tower has uncovered more evidence of how the site was used.

The tower is considered to be the finest example of a Roman tomb in the form of a tower in the whole of Hispania and the remains of masonry that have just been found show that at some stage the roof of the tower may have been built in the shape of a pyramid.

The archaeologists say that these types of tombs, which were popular with the Egyptians and Romans had pyramid shaped roofs to symbolise the ascension to another world. 

Author: Tom Cain | Source: Costa News [January 03, 2013]

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