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The marq assists in the recovery of the archaeological heritage of lorca (17/04/2012)

The exhibition space will showcase the MARQ Hall, from April 17, the fragment of a Roman wall painting from the Villa of the Limerick (Lorca, Murcia), which has been restored in the Restoration laboratories MARQ.

The exhibition is the result of an agreement between the County of Alicante MARQ CV-Foundation and the city of Lorca, on October 10, 2011, and is sponsored by the Foundation Cajamurcia in response to an initiative of MARQ, after the earthquake that struck the town of Lorca on 11 May 2011 with the aim of assisting in the recovery of historic and artistic assets of the city and collections deposited in the Municipal Archaeological Museum, which suffered severe damage by the earthquake of May 2011.

The Municipal Archaeological Museum Mual Lorca, in response to this joint initiative of the MARQ proposed restoring the mural plate of the Roman town of Limerick, after being restored by the MARQ, three months remain exposed in Alicante, incorporating to room 7 of Mual in Lorca, along with other samples of mural paintings found in that village.

An important group that can demonstrate how it was the pictorial decoration of the second century Roman.


in rural areas.

The MARQ has this piece with the usual format for the presentations of outstanding pieces in the museum lobby, accompanied by an audiovisual medium that helps to understand its meaning, with the publication of a monographic catalog into the series of the MARQ "When d'voltant a freckle" which delves into the knowledge of the piece itself and its archaeological context.

The publication at this time is divided into three sections.

In the first chapter, Andrés Martínez Rodríguez, Director of Mual, Lorca Municipal Archaeological Museum, reveals the Museum and its collections as well as damages because of the massive earthquake in May 2011, particularly as it affects the permanent exhibition, and how the new museum plan includes appropriate mechanisms of protection and safeguarding of the collections to prevent and minimize damage caused by these natural phenomena.

The second section is dedicated to the Roman wall painting of Limerick and its archaeological context, developed by the team of excavations of the Roman Villa: Alicia Diaz and Sebastian Fernandez F.

Ramallo Asensio, Area of ​​Archaeology, University of Murcia and Andrés Martínez Rodríguez and Ponce Juana Garcia of the Municipal Archaeological Museum of Lorca.

Finally, Elena Silvia Santamarina Rock Alberola and Albertos, the MARQ Restoration Laboratory, described the process of consolidation, restoration and reconstruction of the fragment of mural painting now happily recovered.

The mural plaque is displayed at the MARQ, dating from the mid-s.

AD and the middle of s.

AD, was part of decorating the town of Limerick, built on three terraces near the river Guadalentín that, like all Roman rural facility, consisting of one part rustic, designed in farming, and other urban, housing and provided with dedicated of hot springs.

In the 2001 recovered remains of the walls of the corridor that linked the construction of the lower terrace of the upper terrace.

These walls were decorated with fresco painting in white with patterns in red, yellow, blue and green, made by imitation marble plinth, a soft white center with animal and vegetable (which corresponds to the fragment now presented) framed by red bands, and finally, a molded cornice of stucco.

Next to one of the most important roads of antiquity - the Via Augusta, the town of Limerick was one of the most important farms of the former Roman provincial territory Noua Cartagho established between I and III centuries AD

The Roman Villa of Limerick, one of the most famous and important in the region of Murcia, was discovered in 1876 and declared of Cultural Interest in 2004.

The archaeological excavation, carried out between 1981-1985 and 1998-2004, was integrated into the framework of Research Project: "Carthago Noua and territorium: models of occupation in southern Iberia between slow time rrepublicana and Late Antiquity" (HAR2008 -06,115), Ministry of Science and Innovation, partly funded by ERDF.

This exhibition project that the MARQ presented to the public on April 17, in the presence of the President of the Provincial Council of Alicante, Luisa Pastor Lillo, and the Mayor of Lorca, D.

Jódar Francisco Alonso, with the sponsorship of the Fundación Caja Murcia.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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