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The Regional Assembly passes a motion to restore, preserve and promote the archaeological site of La Bastida


The deputy of the Popular Group Aquilino Ana highlighted the "archaeological and tourist value" in this field, "the most developed in Europe in the Age Bronze "

The deputy of the Popular Group Ana Aquilino today highlighted the "enormous archaeological and tourist value argárico site of La Bastida (Totana)" for his defense of the motion presented by the PP to restore, preserve and promote this archaeological site, a proposal which was finally adopted by the Regional Assembly.

Aquilino, who said that "the site is more developed in Europe in political and military terms during the Bronze Age (4,200 años2.200 ago BC)", has highlighted the richness and variety of archaeological finds from the recent years, and the important fortification system, unique in his time, discovered in 2012.

This monumental fortification, with a perimeter of 300 meters and a wall of two to three meters thick and six to seven feet high, has among its most important elements to a pointed arch tops a postern, or side door, next to the entrance, an arch that has been preserved and is completely unprecedented in European prehistory.

"This knowledge of architecture and engineering indicate the participation of people coming from the East in its construction," stressed the deputy.

"And it would have to wait between 400 and 800 years for civilizations such as Hittite and Mycenaean or large Mediterranean city-states such as Ugarit, adopt this innovation in military architecture."

As pointed out, "given the magnitude of the findings in La Bastida an act of restoration and consolidation thereof to enable their recovery and conservation consider necessary, and then promote the historical, artistic and cultural heritage of the town of Totana."


The site of La Bastida is 6 kilometers northwest of Totana, occupying a steep hill at the confluence of the ravine of Barranco Lébor and Salado.

It was the first settlement and investigated argárico published monograph (1869).

Today it is one of the most important European prehistory, specifically call the Bronze Age.

The territory of the Region of Murcia was part of the nuclear focus of argárica society, from where it spread throughout the inland peninsular Southeast to probably set up one of the first states of the Old World.

La Bastida was the political and economic center highlight of the heyday of this society, reaching back then the special status of the city center.

The work shows a real city of about 40,000 m², in its period of maximum splendor, about 3,800 years ago, was inhabited by about 1,000 people.

In 2005, the site was declared of Cultural Interest by the Governing Council of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, given its special significance and the need to protect its important historical and archaeological value.

The Regional Assembly passes a motion to restore, preserve and promote the archaeological site of La Bastida, Foto 1

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