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These guided tours, offered to the centers by the Historical Heritage department, are carried out together with an archaeologist

Nuestra Señora de los Dolores school opens the season of school visits to Tossal de la Cala

13 December 2021
El colegio Nuestra Señora de los Dolores abre la temporada de visitas escolares al Tossal de la Cala

The students of 1st year of ESO of Nuestra Señora de los Dolores school opened today the season of school visits to Tossal de la Cala site, with a guided tour of the remains of the Roman ‘castellum’ from the 1st century BC. During the tour, through the expert voice of an archaeologist, students and teachers have approached the historical context of the fort and have learned how it was structured and who inhabited it, and what has been the process of excavation and recovery of the 'castellum' .

The Councilor for Historical Heritage, Ana Pellicer, stressed that "these guided tours are open to all educational centers in Benidorm and constitute an opportunity for students to learn more closely and in detail about the archaeological heritage of our city, and at the same time for them to visualize content that they are addressing during the course ”.

Furthermore, during the visit “the students meet Fabio, the Roman protagonist of the geolocation 'app' 'Benidorm Avatar', who in first person tells the user what life was like and how life was organized in the 'castellum', the rooms that compose it, the routines and feeding of the troops, as well as the military function of the fort during the Sertorian Wars

Pellicer has pointed out that "these visits therefore have an important educational component and are carried out by an archaeologist who has worked in the excavations and who consequently knows our Tossal in great detail". Likewise, she recalled that, as she moved at the beginning of the school year, the centers can make these guided visits by email patrimonihistoric@benidorm.org.
For her part, María Martínez, professor of Geography and History at Nuestra Señora de los Dolores school, described the visit as "tremendously positive and very educational"; and has ensured that the exhibition made by the archaeologist has been "entertaining, suited for ESO students and very easy to follow": After highlighting "the impressive" "archaeological and public exposure" work done at the site, Martínez has affected that this visit is "almost obligatory for educational centers and for all neighbors", since it allows one to get closer to a "part of our history" and get to know better "our historical and cultural heritage, which is a lot and very rich" .

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Corte voz 1 María Martínez
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