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La concellería de Cidade Histórica e Rehabilitación organiza durante el mes de agosto unas visitas arqueológicas guiadas que se harán a la fuente encontrada recientemente en la zona de San Clemente a las que puede asistir cualquier ciudadano o visitante.
La fuente se encontró el pasado mes de abril, en el transcurso de las obras de reurbanización de la calle de San Clemente, a unos dos metros de profundidad. La fuente está conformada por un arca de piedra rectangular sobre la cual se asienta un arco de medio punto. El arca encierra un rico manantial de agua que brota directamente de la roca en ese punto. La pieza que cierra el frontal del arca tiene un orificio central, que permite el paso del agua desde la cisterna hasta el exterior. A finales del mes de junio se inició una excavación arqueológica de todo el área que rodea la fuente, con el fin de exhumar la totalidad de los restos asociados a esta así como determinar su planta y características constructivas.
Esta segunda intervención ya destapó todo el espacio enlosado que, a modo de atrio, se extiende por delante de la fuente y continúa por debajo de la rampa de acceso a la avenida de Rodrigo de Padrón. Ese espacio aparece perfectamente delimitado por muros de piedra y bancadas de asiento laterales que se pueden ver a simple vista perfectamente conservadas.
Las visitas comenzarán las 20.00 h y tendrán una duración de unos 45 minutos. Todos aquellos que quieran participar deben llamar al teléfono 981542328, mandar un fax al 981542329 o un correo electrónico a email@example.com. Teniendo en cuenta que en este mes muchos compostelanos y compostelanas no están en la ciudad, y también conociendo lo interesante que puede ser la actividad para los estudiantes, está previsto que se retomen las visitas de cara a los meses de octubre y noviembre.
From 21 to 23 March
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