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Found in the Bay of Mazarrón a Roman amulet to scare away the evil eye in the form of a winged phallus (09/09/2019)

The seabed of the Bay of Mazarrón is an underwater archaeological site yet to be exploited, as has been revealed with the discovery on the Inside Island of 160 shaped remains and 600 amphora walls with a chronology that has been covering since the middle of the 8th century BC

C. until the beginning of the sixth century prior to our era, which has denoted the important presence of the Phoenician civilization in the municipality.

But findings belonging to other civilizations such as the Roman are also occurring.

Specifically, in one of the baptisms of diving performed by the Dive Center of the Southeast 'Bachisub', a Roman amulet in the form of a winged phallus appeared that would date from the 1st century AD that has been delivered to the City Council by the director of the said center , Alfonso Bachelor.

The piece was shown to the media by the mayor of Mazarrón, Gaspar Miras, and the Councilor for Culture and Historical Heritage, Ginés Campillo.

The amulet could have served to scare away the evil eye and seems to show traces of gold that, if confirmed, would be an exclusive piece since in Spain it is only known that there are 3 more jewels of this type made in said material.

The piece has been registered and documented by the Archeology area of ​​the City Council of Mazarrón and has been exhibited at the Museo Factoria Romana de Salazones, located in La Torre de Puerto de Mazarrón, where it can be seen by the visiting public along with the rest of pieces that make up this museum in which the process that the Romans carried out for the elaboration of salting or the famous 'garum' sauce is explained.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón

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