All EOS blogs All Spain blogs  Start your own blog Start your own blog 

Live News From Spain As It Happens

Keep up to date with all the latest news from Spain as it happens. The blog will be updated constantly throughout the day bringing you all the latest stories as they break.

Man finds Roman burial chambers in his back garden
05 September 2019 @ 18:25

A SEVILLA man having his house extended has unearthed an almost completely intact Roman funerary chamber in his garden.

José Avilés – known to friends and family as 'Pepe' – who lives in the town of Carmona was stunned when the ancient graveyard structure surfaced whilst workmen were lowering the ground level and demolishing part of a broken wall to make way for his new extension.

It has been described as a hole of around a metre square through which a stone arch is clearly visible, giving access to a second chamber with a domed roof.

As soon as he found it, Pepe called Carmona town hall's archaeological department, and they sent a specialist out to see whether what he had found really was of historical relevance.



Like 0


Only registered users can comment on this blog post. Please Sign In or Register now.


This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse you are agreeing to our use of cookies. More information here. x