The estuary exalts the ‘Heart of Tartessos’
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Starting signal for the I Heritage Day in the surroundings of the Ría, ‘Huelva, the heart of Tartessos’ which has been inaugurated this Friday afternoon with the exhibition ‘100 years. Bronces de la Ría’, and the conferences ‘Huelva. The heart of Tartessos’, given by the doctor from the University of Huelva Clara Toscano Pérez; and ‘The Port of Huelva. The origin of a city’, which has been carried out by the Huelva doctor Javier Bermejo Meléndez.
The Reception and Documentation Center of the Port of Huelva has hosted the inauguration of the I Conference with the opening to the public of the exhibition ‘100 years. Bronzes of the Ría’ by the president of the Port of Huelva, Pilar Miranda, and the president of the ArqueoHuelva cultural association, Jorge Cotallo.
The president of the port of Huelva, Pilar Miranda, has revealed during the opening of the exhibition that “the city of Huelva was born under the shelter of its port. On the occasion of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of this institution, we collaborate with this event to publicize the centenary of the discovery of important bronze pieces in the estuary, belonging to different civilizations, which have formed part of the history of the Port of Huelva and from the city”. Similarly, Pilar Miranda has encouraged the population to enjoy this weekend the exhibition and various events framed in the event organized by Arqueo Huelva.
In this sense, the president of ArqueoHuelva, Jorge Cotallo, has considered that “organizing these conferences, thanks to the Port, is a commitment to value and show the heritage of Huelva, the one we know and the one that remains to be discovered. Because the remains continue to verify that Huelva is the heart of Tartessos”.
Thus, Cotallo has pointed out that “this day proposes a tour to enjoy that Tartessian legacy that is so longed for, and that we miss so much in the city of Huelva, which is undoubtedly our hallmark. In these first days, we will have not only this magnificent exhibition and the two wonderful conferences today, but also guided tours and workshops have been organized in the Paseo de la Ría to make Huelva the city it deserves and continue enjoying its heritage archaeological”.
In this way, the exhibition, with the collaboration of the Provincial Museum of Huelva, has unique pieces (replicas) such as swords, daggers and other objects extracted in 1923, new helmets from the Ría such as the Greek helmet (PH), Reshef statuettes and Anath, Reshef’s arm, among others, as well as photographs that capture these historical moments. Also, the end of this magnificent exhibition has a replica of the Carambolo Treasure, which is only available in Madrid, Seville, and now Huelva.
Hours of the exhibition on Tartessos
The exhibition on Tartessos that opens its doors today, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and can be visited until Sunday 19; It will have this Saturday, March 18, a schedule from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. On Sunday it can be visited in the morning from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Likewise, guided tours will be offered on Saturday 18 at the following times: 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.; and Sunday 19: 11:30, 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.
Likewise, on Saturday, March 18, there will be a historical recreation of Tartessos about the rituals of antiquity, by the group ‘Divulgación Tanit’. It will be from 12:30 pm on the Paseo de la Ría in the Port of Huelva.
Also on Paseo de la Ría, it will host on Saturday March 18, from 10:00 to 12:00, various workshops such as ‘Helmets and swords of Tartessos’, and a gymkhana for the little ones. Registration is now open for children ages 5 to 13. As there are limited places, it must be done upon prior request to the email: firstname.lastname@example.org.