A foundation for small islands in the Mediterranean interested in research project in Portitxol

The bay has long been an anchorage for boats and is one of the places with the highest concentration of anchors in the entire Mediterranean.

PHOTO CREDIT: Ajuntament de Xàbia

Thursday 11th March 2021 | Xàbia AL DÍA

The Department of Environment and Heritage of Xàbia has reported that the Fundación Pequeñas Islas del Mediterráneo has shown an interest in the archaeological research project that Xàbia Council and the University of Alicante are developing in the area of the Illa del Portitxol.

This project made the news a few days ago, because the prestigious National Geographic magazine addressed its findings in an extensive article (see link below).

A representative of this international initiative supporting the management of the small island areas of the Mediterranean met with the Councillor Toni Miragall (Tourism, Heritage and the Environment) and with the archaeologists who are conducting underwater surveys of the seabed in Portitxol, an old natural bay where more than a hundred anchors have already been found, most of them from Roman times, and which is considered one of the places with the highest concentration of anchors in the entire Mediterranean.

The project will take place over four years and will also thoroughly investigate the Illa del Portitxol, declared BIC (Asset of Cultural Interest) in 2018.


Click below to read the original article in Spanish on Xàbia AL DÍA



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