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The Minister of Culture visits Yecla (25/09/2015)

The mayor said that "we must invest in culture because actions like this create wealth."

Considers "indispensable support of the regional administration for the restoration of the chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows."

On Friday morning visited our town's Minister of Culture Noelia Arroyo Hernandez, to see first hand the progress of work at the archaeological site of Los Torrejones.

During the last campaign in this field, conducted in 2014, there were major findings among which undoubtedly include the bust of the Emperor Hadrian, sculpture dated by technicians in 135 AD

"It is very important that the Regional Government will continue betting on help in this project," said the Mayor of Yecla.

In the excavations of 2015 Yecla City Council has set up an employment plan in the form of Social Partnership, in which 10 people are working for a period of 3 months.

A plan.

"Clearly, we must invest in culture. For support these actions means creating wealth and these 10 employees in this plan, over 5 dealing in the plan launched in the hill of El Castillo and 15 interns working in these fields, we leave evidence of our commitment to this type of project. "

Along with the visit to the site of The Torrejones, the Minister of Culture visited the Municipal Archaeological Museum "Cayetano Mergelina", which has had the possibility, together with the large collection of pieces of archeology exposed in it, observe the work that has become the star of the museum, the bust of the Emperor Hadrian.

Later the authorities have moved to the complex of the Church of San Francisco where they visited the Chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows.

"We have managed, after more than half a century of attempts to restore a landmark building for Yecla as is the church of San Francisco. But it is now imperative that we get the support of the regional administration to finalize this work with the restoration of the Chapel Our Lady of Sorrows "-has pointed Marcos Ortuño.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Yecla

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