The archaeological work focused on the north façade of the Casa dos Repuxos and revealed a new potential acheological site, resulting in “a very revealing diagnosis of the enormous heritage and museological potential of the entire north valley, which geographically converges towards Condeixa -a-Velha”, said Vítor Dias, director of the Conímbriga Monographic Museum.
The Roman ruins of Conímbriga, open to the public since 1930, are classified as a national monument, being one of the largest Roman settlements in Portugal, located 16 kilometers from Coimbra, although most of the ancient city is yet to be discovered. “It is essential to continue the investigation work on one of the most important Roman archaeological finds in the country and, we will always support all projects that favour new excavations and new research that promotes the knowledge and conservation of Conímbriga's heritage”, stressed Nuno Moita, Mayor of Condeixa-a-Nova.
The mayor highlights the “huge heritage and museological potential” of the most recent archaeological works, whose investigations in the Roman archaeological site of Conímbriga which took place under the scope of the Pluriannual Archeology Research Project (PIPA), entitled CONÍMBRIGA MMXX – Evaluation of the scientific potential of the North Valley of Conímbriga. Led by archaeologist Ricardo Costeira da Silva, from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Coimbra, and by the Monographic Museum of Conímbriga - National Museum, the excavations are supported by the Municipality of Condeixa-a-Nova.