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Roman Sanctuary Excavated in Son Fornés

Montuïri is, amongst many other things, a place of great interest to those of us interested in pre-history. The archaeological locality of Son Fornés just outside of Montuïri is the site of a post-Talaiotic settlement reputedly inhabited from about 850 B. C. to circa 650 A. D. The site’s main features are two large circular towers, until now that is. 

During the annual excavations, usually carried out during the Summer, a large sanctuary was unearthed this year, believed to date from between 100 B. C. and 100 A. D., i. e. the Roman period. 

May I suggest a visit to the Museu Arqueològic de Son Fornés in Montuïri for all those curious in Talaiotic matters, pre- and post-. Opening hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 10h00 to 14h00 and 16h00 to 20h00. Entrance admission is 3,50 €.

An Open Day with a guided tour of the newly excavated finds was held there a week or two ago. No harm if you have missed that opportunity, because another Open Day will be held during Montuïri’s Fira de Sa Perdiu, on the first Sunday in December. Check your local Mallorcan periodico for details.

The photo was taken in Montuïri, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: August 27th, 2008. The time was 13:36:17.

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