Thursday, June 1, 2023

The community of Madrid is launching the first major exhibition that reveals the history of the Tartessian civilization

The gallery collects 230 pieces from nine institutes: Valencia de Don Juan Institute; the national and provincial archaeological museums of Pace; and the Museums of Cáceres, Cadiz, Huelva, the City of Carmona, Santa Cruz, and the National Museum of Archeology (Lisbon). This provides the first comprehensive look at Tartesi, whose cult has been handed down from ancient times in the golden mystery of the legendary perspective by the Greeks, who identified it as the end of the world that Hercules had accomplished to fulfill. a tenth of their jobs.

But the latest archaeological discoveries provide a more accurate understanding of the historical reality of this civilization, which began to form in the south of the Iberian Peninsula around the south of BC, until the end of the 6th century BC in the 6th century BC, the splendor to which the title of the exhibition alluded.

Their relations with the Phoenicians and the Greeks changed the way of life of these Iberian peoples, located on the borders of the Guadalquivir (formerly Tartessos) and Guadiana rivers, giving their art and culture a fascinating personality.

The third section, Tartesian Formation, reports the cultural and material concepts that defined the period before its appearance, in one Late Atlantic Age, which was characterized by great gold treasures. The fourth, Tartesia, the new frontiers, sees the end of this civilization around the middle of the 6th BC, the final decline which, paradoxically, served to strengthen the Guadiana area, as evidenced by the exuberance of its architecture and wealth. important goods discovered and the presence of things hitherto unpublished and imported from a large part of the Mediterranean.

Turuñuelo’s place of houses

The last days of Tartesi end with a unique experience for the visitor, who will be able to enter a 1:1 scale reconstruction of the court of the Casas del Turuñuelo site (Badajoz), the palatial temple in the Guadiana Valley, which he presides over. monumental stairs and in which a colossal sacrifice of more than forty horses was found.

In addition, two catalogs were published. The first of them, almost 400 pages long, consists of 19 articles written by experts of recognized scientific authority, who have devoted a good part of their research to the study of Tartesia. In addition to addressing issues not covered in the exhibition, each of them defends their demands, which enriches the conversation and the disparity of opinions that still exists in some aspects of the Tartessian culture, and invites them to a deeper investigation. The second contains a copy of the text, as well as a 230 catalog of images of all the exhibited works.

The exhibition can be visited during regular Museum hours and with guided tours on weekends and holidays at various times (Saturdays at 12:00, 1:00, 4:00 and 5:00 am; Sundays and Fridays at 12:00 am and 13:00 00), both for free. In addition, an informative cycle of conferences on this ancient civilization by various experts on the subject is to begin in May.

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