Rabaçal Roman Ruins Proposed for National Monument

in News · 16-12-2019 14:40:00 · 1 Comments

The Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage has proposed reclassification as a site of national interest to Villa Romana do Rabaçal in the municipality of Penela, district of Coimbra, according to the announcement published on 16 December in Diário of the Republic.

"On the basis of the opinion of the Architectural and Archaeological Heritage Section of the National Council of Culture of 17 July 2019, which I have endorsed, it is the intention of the Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage to propose to His Excellency the Assistant Secretary of State and the Cultural Heritage the reclassification as a site of national interest / national monument (MN) of Villa Romana do Rabaçal ", reads the announcement signed by the Director-General, Paula Araújo da Silva.

The relevant elements of the process (grounds, order, demarcation of the classified site and the special protection zone in force) are available on the website of the Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage and the Regional Directorate of Culture of the Centre (DRCC).

The public consultation will last 30 working days and comments from interested parties should be submitted to the DRCC, which will comment within 15 working days.

The reclassification proposal came from the DRCC itself in March.

Villa Romana do Rabaçal is located 12 kilometres south of Conímbriga (Condeixa-a-Nova), part of the territory of ancient Civitas, next to the Roman road that connected Olisipo to Baraca Augusta, in Penela.

According to that municipality, its construction took place in the middle of the fourth century, "as the findings confirm, especially the abundant collected numismatics, and was inhabited until the fifth century."

Field research began in 1979 when data were collected for the Archaeological Charter of the Roman period in the Conímbriga area.

In 1984 began the archaeological works that continued systematically until the present time.


Comments:

Portugal's national cultural heritage is of utmost importance.
Every effort should be made to preserve and protect any and all
heritage sites in the nation. National culture and heritage is extremely important for any nation.
The fact that the Rabaçal Roman Ruins is being considered as a national monument for Portugal is wonderful. This is excellent work by the
Architectural and Archaeological Heritage Section of the National Council of Culture and the leadership of Director-General Paula Araújo da Silva.

By Marc J Moniz from USA on 16-12-2019 08:14
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