A PRE-ROMAN settlement has been found in Mijas in an excellent state of preservation.
The main piece discovered in the Finca de Acebedo is an oven that comes from ancient Carthage.
The oven is in surprisingly good condition and is the find of a team of archaeologists hired by Mijas council.
Several months ago the council began a series of excavation works in 16,000 square metres of protected land in Las Lagunas.
The intention is to uncover the archaeological richness of the area, as a cultural and potentially tourist attraction.
Councillor for Heritage, Juan Jose de la Rubia, explained that only part of the site marked out by a geophysical study has been worked on so far.
A second oven was also found in good condition, along with artefacts from the earliest presence of the Romans.
Councillor Juan Jose de la Rubia said:
“We are discovering more and more ancient items under the ground.
“We do not know what period they will date to or what their condition will be, but this is something really exciting.”