The Ministry of Education, Culture and Universities and the City of Totana will rush during the first months of this year restoration Altarpiece of the Sanctuary of Santa Eulalia, one of the actions marked as priority for both institutions on heritage.
This was announced today by the Minister of Education, Culture and Universities, Pedro Antonio Sánchez, along with the mayor of the municipality, Isabel Maria Sanchez, who participated in the procession of Santa Eulalia, which concludes at the Shrine whose altarpiece will be completely recovered an investment of 72,600 euros.
This artwork, dating from the eighteenth century and was made by the retablista Jerome Caballero, is declared a Cultural matter of monument by the Ministry of Culture and every year is visited by thousands of people, especially coinciding with the pilgrimage held today.
This altarpiece is one of the few coffered pair and knuckle that still remain in the region of Murcia and part of the cultural heritage as one of the most outstanding works of the eighteenth century.
"The Ministry and the City consider the restoration of the altarpiece as a priority action and will allocate 72,600 euros to its application for full renovation. We are facing an outstanding work of our heritage that with the cooperation of the City will add value to both to the many faithful who participate in the procession, as for all citizens and visitors admirers of our artistic heritage, "said Pedro Antonio Sánchez.
The aforementioned altarpiece is made of carved wood, polychrome and gilded pine water and impresses with its mouth accessing the dressing room on the first framed by Solomonic columns and pilasters body.
A second body shot is chaired by the dove of the Holy Spirit framed by pilasters and stipes and figures of angels young men carrying shields Aledo and Totana.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Culture allocated another 32,000 euros to bring one of the annexes to argárico site of La Bastida to host and publicize it, another priority actions agreed between the Ministry and the Consistory property.
The objective of this investment is to present the results of investigations and excavations that have been made since the discovery of the site in the nineteenth century, as well as highlighting the importance with which he told La Bastida in argárica society.
The Minister of Culture said that "fundamentally, what is sought is that the visit to the site is complete exposure of the remains as vases, metal and bone utensils, decorative elements, grinding mills and instruments among others, found to Throughout these years. "
Furthermore, this investment will lay the foundation for the creation of a research center on Mediterranean prehistory and, in parallel, a museum based initiative and diffusion in the reservoir itself.
La Bastida is one of the most important archaeological sites of European prehistory.
It was inhabited some 4,000 years ago in the Bronze Age Argar, and the richness and variety of the findings in the field have attracted researchers from around the world.