Source: Ateneo Villa de Archena

Organized by the Ateneo Villa de Archena, more than a hundred friends and supporters of this cultural association, have made an extensive tour of a scheduled route, departing next to the new school Miguel Medina, ring the trails of Mount Ope, overlooking panoramic as the one illustrated in this report. Then down to the Spa where they have heard an interesting explanation about the Roman site, ancient baths and also about the hot springs of the hotel that bears his name.

Following the planned route hikers they have made a new stop at the dam mallets, ending at the iron bridge, as the scheduled time has been overwhelmed and could not finish the tour with a visit to the Church of San Juan Baptist.

The explanations: about the first settlers, Argaric Culture, Iberian World, Rome and Hot Springs, Castle of Archena, use of space and uses of water, The Order of San Juan, Moriscos, Disentailment to conclude in the SXX. They have been in charge of:

Maria Isabel Molina Campuzano (Master student of Medieval History)
Jose Miguel Abad González (Professor of Modern History at the IES Pedro Guillén.
Joaquín Lomba Professor of Ancient History at the UMU. Chief Archaeologist of the Cabezo de la Yesera Deposit.
José Antonio Molina Gómez. Professor University of Ancient History of the UMU.
Gonzalo Matilla Professor Ancient History – Rome of the UMU. Archaeologist Head of the Excavation in Balneario de Archena
José Miñano. Self-taught, Photographer. Tell us about the first settlers.
Manuel Enrique Medina. Official Chronicler of the Villa de Archena. Author of the History of Archena.


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