An idol from the Bronze Age is exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Orihuela

An idol from the Bronze Age is exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Orihuela

The Orihuela City Council has received a donation prehistoric idol discovered by José Ruiz Mateo in the Monte de San Miguel, which is now exhibited in the local Archaeological Museum of the town. The presentation was attended by personalities such as the archaeologist Silvia Yus, the Councilor for Heritage Manuel Gallud and the Ruíz Mateo family themselves who donated the prehistoric object.

While waiting for the publication of a study on the idol, Silvia Yus explained that the fortuitous discovery of the idol in a decontextualized environment has made dating difficult, but being in the vicinity of the Llano de San Miguel deposit, it is possible that between 1,300 and 1,000 BC. Other indications, such as the comparison with other similar idols at sites in León, Cuenca, Toledo and Lérida, seem to attribute the object to this period of the Bronze Age.

Romantic, in the artistic sense of the word. In my adolescence both family and friends reminded me over and over that I was an inveterate humanist, as I spent time doing what perhaps others not so much, believing myself to be Bécquer, immersed in my own artistic fantasies, in books and movies, constantly wanting to travel and explore the world, admired for my historical past and for the wonderful productions of the human being. That is why I decided to study History and combine it with Art History, because it seemed to me the most appropriate way to carry out the skills and passions that characterize me: reading, writing, traveling, researching, knowing, making known, educating. Disclosure is another of my motivations, because I understand that there is no word that has real value if it is not because it has been transmitted effectively. And with this, I am determined that everything I do in my life has an educational purpose.


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