zondag 25 januari 2015


HOMAGE to César Luis de Montalban.

This Spanish archaeologist was a very special figure. He conducted between 1920 and 1940 many excavations in the former Spanish Morocco. In addition, he collected many articles and made many notes, but he hardly published his excavation results. He presented his oral conclusions and findings on its employees. Montalban does have compiled a wonderful overview in 1933, in which countless places with Neolithic, Phoenician, Carthaginian, Roman, Gothic and Arabic finds are displayed. However, a thorough accountability is lacking.
Title: Central Monumento the Historicos y Artisticas. Mapa Archeologico de la zona del protectorado de Espana and Marruecos con las rutas Terrestres y Maritimo y los Yacimientos paleoliticos, neoliticos, Fenicios, Cartagineses y Romano por César Luis de Montalban (1933).

From east to west Montalban announces the following locations with a Phoenician or Punic background: Melilla (Rysaddir) Cazaza, Alumecas / Axdir / Einzo, Paritiena / Penon de Velez, Cabo Tris, Mestasa, Punta Pescadores (Cobvcla) Taasa, Maaden, Bohamel (Taenia Longa), Ras Targa, Oad Lau (Lavd Plvmen), Tetuan (Tamvda), Ceuta (Ad Abilem) Alcazarseguer (Valone), Tangier (Tingis), Zel Had (Ad Mercuri), Arcila (Zilis), Lalla Yilalia (Tabernae), Larache (Lixus), Alcazarouivir (oppidvm Novvm).

In the interior, he also gives some places at El Barch, Ravoa, Dar Aqaba and Amar u Said. Many of his findings were later confirmed by his immediate successors, such as: MTaradell, R.Thouvenot, P.Quintero, M.Gomez Moreno, E. Gozalbes Gravioto. Montalban has reminded them of the way they had to go. However, there are still places where Montalban was present, but his successors not yet!


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