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The City Council of Puerto Lumbreras will undertake the restoration and refurbishment of the Nogalte Castle (05/07/2019)

The mayor of Puerto Lumbreras, María Ángeles Túnez, presented this morning the "Basic Project and Execution of Restoration and Conditioning Works of the Nogalte Castle, Phase II.", With a total budget of € 29,687.87, VAT included, and a duration of two months.

In particular, the restoration of the castle tower will be carried out, in order to complete this phase.

It is a work subsidized by the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia.

II Archaeological Campus of Puerto Lumbreras Castillo de Nogalte

The City Council of Puerto Lumbreras and the Inteligencia Inteligente company are organizing a new edition of the Archeology Campus at the Nogalte Castle, Puerto Lumbreras, continuing in this way with the archaeological research and recovery project, taken up again in 2017 by the researchers Juan Gallardo Carrillo and José Manuel Crespo Valero, whose purpose is to add value and bring to the town of Puerto Lumbreras and visitors the new scientific data and elements of heritage interest that the fortification hides.

This campus is intended for people over 14, interested in heritage and the world of archeology, and will be held from 9 to 20 July.

The archaeological excavation of the Castle in this campaign, will be developed in the eastern end of the fortification continuing the work and deepening the results obtained in the two previous campaigns recovering both the fortification wall for this sector and the distribution of housing spaces internally following the archaeological methodology and directed by an experienced archaeologist.

The faculty that will impart notions to students in the skills of field archeology in a practical way and with the active participation of students.

Throughout the course, participants will come to assume responsibilities, make decisions and interpret the data that has been appearing.

In this sense, as has been done in previous campaigns, quite successfully to involve the student in the interpretation of heritage, will be established on a rotating area responsible, called "Archaeologist of the day", which will be responsible to assume the tasks of the sector leader in a coordinated manner with the archaeologist, such as stratigraphic cards, bags of materials, photography, drawing, topography or even decision making.

According to campus coordinator Juan Gallardo, "with the help of young Lumbrerenses participants in this archaeological campus, we seek to obtain new and interesting data on the history of the Castle of Nogalte, as well as to promote knowledge and respect for local heritage."

Some elements that with the data of previous campaigns are allowing assures, "to change a little the history", since they have found places of enclosure that had not been located until the moment due to the weeds and to the zone of unevenness in which they are located, as well as furniture materials of great interest in the scientific field.

As a secondary activity, the campus will also include what is called "Cabinet Archeology" in the facilities of the Cultural and Creative Enterprises Nursery of Puerto Lumbreras in the afternoon.

In order to complement the field work and delve into archaeological research, participants will attend different workshops related to material washing, material inventory, material drawing and archaeological interpretation.

On the other hand, the Campus also incorporates complementary activities among which stand out talk with experts, archaeological visit to the Castle of Nogalte, archaeological prospecting around the Castle of Nogalte and open day with exposure of the results by students.

This year, as well as the previous one, all the works will be coordinated with the collaboration of the Cultural Heritage and Culture Association of Puerto Lumbreras, joining the collaboration of the Irrigation Communities of Puerto Lumbreras and the Caño.

All those interested can register for free at www.patrimoniointeligente.com/campusarqueología.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Puerto Lumbreras

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