Phoenician port city of la Fonteta

Local nameCiutat Fenícia de la Fonteta
LocationAlacant / Alicante, Spain

La Fonteta is an ancient Phoenician port city located in the town of Guardamar del Segura.

La Fonteta is an ancient Phoenician port on the right bank of the mouth of the río Segura from VI to VII a. C., whose dimensions seem to configure an urban environment that could well reach eight hectares becoming a major Phoenician city on the Mediterranean.

If we add to its extension and quality of the archaeological record the special state of preservation favored by cover sands, certainly before we face one of the best Phoenician cities of the eighth and seventh centuries. C., outperforming many traditional centers of the Phoenician civilization in the West and at the place of origin.

Tags Archaeological Site
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Address 03140, Spain

Coordinates 38°6'5.583" N -0°39'1.012" E

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