THE FINAL 360 pieces discovered during the archaeological excavation from the Molinete area in Cartagena will get their own home in a brand new museum.
The building is yet to be constructed, but once completed visitors can learn about the 2,000 years of history of the city from the 20th century and as far back as the 3rd century BC. The plan is to have the new museum open at the start of 2019.
The director of archaeological works, José Miguel Noguera, explained that the work will shortly finish on 16,000m2 of the 26,000m2 that site has to offer and that collaboration between the City Council and the Cartagena Puerto de Culturas tourism consortium are supporting both the museum construction project and the continuing excavations.
Funded by the Repsol Foundation, a total of €3.2 million has already been invested in the project and those involved say the work to excavate such a large area has been completed in a record time of 10 years.