The Culture of the Iberians Archaeological Park, Poblat de la Moleta del Remei

The Iberian settlement

Coastal Iberian settlement on the Ebre River and the Mediterranean.

Coastal Iberian settlement on the Ebre River and the Mediterranean.

This site has been excavated, restored and prepared for visits. The materials recovered from the excavations may be contemplated at the Interpretation Centre for Iberian Culture - Casa O´Connor in Alcanar. At the entrance to the precinct, there is an educational space where in accordance with experimental archaeology criteria an Iberian home and two types of ovens have been built. At the upper end of La Moleta there is a site where we may learn about the different spaces and a central point with general information on aspects of the Iberian world.

The settlement is of great interest as an Iberian coastal enclave in Ilercavonia, in the area of trade influence of both the Ebre and the Mediterranean. The settlement established contact with Phoenician merchants between the 7th and 6th centuries BC. Destroyed by fire around 600BC, between the 5th and 2nd centuries BC, under the Iberians the settlement was enclosed within reinforced walls and became a centre for the exchange and redistribution of cereals from the interior and products from the Mediterranean market.

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