Looking for the city belonging to the Visigoth necropolis found in Madrid

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Finding the city from which 1,500 bodies found in a Visigothic necropolis located in Vicálvaro come is now the main objective of many archaeologists and citizens. On the necropolis 15,400 floors will be built, which will lead to its destruction as the Community of Madrid considers that it is not of sufficient importance to conserve it.

Located on a three-hectare site in front of Cerro Almodóvar, most of its 824 graves are already covered with bushes, which barely six have the Visigothic cists. On the ground there are still remains of bones and millstones.

The site dated between the 5th and 8th centuries It is very valuable, according to Jorge Vega, responsible for the excavations, since it allows to find out how they lived in the region seven centuries ago. However, the Community of Madrid has considered that having other 60 enclaves of the same style, two of which have been adapted as museums, this one is irrelevant.

Affirmation that helps new Historical Heritage Law approved on Thursday, June 13, by which the obligation to carry out a preventive archaeological report when a new construction project is to be carried out and, therefore, it is allowed to build on reservoirs for which there is no information. Those who oppose this law consider that this change has been made due to the recent Eurovegas project.

Although the PP refused in February to ask the Community to declare the necropolis an Asset of Cultural Interest, Jose Gordo, as a member of the formation in the district, defends the construction of a museum so that it can be visited by all interested . As a consequence of all of the above, citizen and youth assemblies have mobilized and they intend to hold games and talks at the next parties to raise awareness, both neighbors and children, about importance of the deposit.

The city that is being sought now was formed by a population dedicated to agriculture since no warriors have been found in the tombs and it would be Hispanics who made use of Visigothic customs. The bones will be studied at a Danish and a Spanish university to extract their DNA and examine their dentures, the latter with the aim of knowing what food they maintained. Another thing you want to find is a church that was possibly dismantled during the Arab invasions.

At Regional Archaeological Museum located in Alcalá de Henares, at this moment there are earrings, rings and brooches that have been found inside the sarcophagi. The tombs are in the same position, from east to west, coinciding with the sunrise and sunset and were grouped in families.

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