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The Mayor of Lorca, Francisco Jodar, opened the exhibition "Andalusian Rural Settlements in the Eastern Border Nazari" (10/09/2009)

Lorca's mayor, Francisco Jodar, inaugurated the exhibition "Andalusian Rural Settlements in the Eastern Border Nazari, which runs until January 7, which may be accessed in the Municipal Archaeological Museum, specifically in the exhibition hall Temporary.

This is a show that reinforces all the steps taken to make Lorca a reference for the study of the medieval world, how deep imprint left in our city.

Specifically, the mayor has said that "the exhibition includes pieces from excavations in Lorca as Tirieza Castle, Castle Bridge and Castle Feli, among others."

The mayor has listed some of the pieces in the exhibition as weapons, everyday objects, whistles, thimbles or personal use ceramics.

He has also insisted that all articles are presented in context of employment, and to interpret the history of the eastern border Nazari from the 5 areas in which the sample is organized, as the bending and territory after the conquest Castilian, Moorish ceramic rural areas, the arming of the men of the border, the thirteenth-century Andalusian deserts and work and daily life in the castle of Tirieza.

Jódar stressed that "it is an excellent exhibition that will help us learn more about medieval Lorca, a fascinating period that continue to discover through cultural activities like this."

Furthermore, additional efforts are being made to highlight the role of the medieval town of Lorca and the VIII International Congress Ruralia "The rural world food production, storage, distribution and consumption", which is currently being held in the city.

An initiative that encourages the meeting of European Medieval Rural Archaeology held every two years in a European city in involving participants from most of Europe.

Between 7 and 12 September will be held five days of work with 55 guest researchers, which will alternate lectures and discussions at the Hotel Amalthea and the Archaeological Museum of Lorca.

Francisco Jodar has encouraged "all Lorca Lorca and not to enjoy this exhibition and all municipal cultural offerings designed to make us penetrate our history."

In short, an exhibition that documents the uniqueness and quality of exposed archaeological material, mostly unpublished, make something remarkable beyond the local level.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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