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Mazarrón officially joined the "Route of the Phoenicians in Spain" (05/06/2014)

The Mayor of Mazarrón, Ginés Campillo, signed yesterday at the University of Jaén called 'Letter of Jaén' by the 'Route of the Phoenicians in Spain' is created, tourist itinerary in which the town of Mazarrón will be present through the efforts from City Hall.

Specifically, thanks to this document is organized the 'Route of the Phoenicians in Spain' and their different economic paths to local, provincial, regional and interautonómico level.

A document open to any other institutions and municipalities that want to join it.

Next to the mayor, also signed the letter the Rector of the University of Jaén, Manuel Parras Rosa;

President of the Provincial Council, Francisco Reyes;

the director of the Cultural Route 'Route of the Phoenicians' Council of Europe, Antonio Barone;

Mayor of Linares, Juan Fernandez;

Mayor of Santo Tomé, Francisco Jiménez;

Honorary Chairman of the 'Route of the Phoenicians' Council of Europe, Xavier Nieto Prieto, and the president of the Association 'Friends of the Country', Pilar Palazón.

The Charter of Jaén provides, inter alia, the establishment of the thematic grouping called 'Road of the Phoenicians', linked to the Cultural Route of the Council of Europe 'Route of the Phoenicians', located in the University Research Institute of Archaeology Iberian UJA;

being structured in three thematic sections: 'Phoenician-Punic Caminos in Spain' (Route of the Phoenicians), 'Hannibal Road' in Spain and 'routes the Iberians'.

The director of the Cultural Route 'Route of the Phoenicians' Council of Europe, Antonio Barone said that after many years of work, "we can talk about a path of Spain with representation from across the country."

Moreover, Barone said that "there can be no 'Route of the Phoenicians' without Spain".

In his opinion, "who has no past has no future and we have a great future."

The Rector of the University of Jaén said that "the field of archeology sets us apart and gives us international prestige."

In this regard, he stressed the institutional cooperation as a great asset of the Charter of Jaén.

"We want to be related to equity and gradually, through the efforts of various institutions, we are getting there," said Manuel Parras.

For his part, President of the Provincial Government said that "we are aware of the effort that has to be done to consolidate the province in the tourism sector, we work for a different offer, which now joins the 'Route of the Phoenicians '", while the honorary president of the' Route of the Phoenicians' Council of Europe stated that" this is a day that marks a milestone in the path of the Phoenicians in the Mediterranean, a time of major boost for the people Mediterranean as it opens a new path to a hopeful future. "

The Mayor of Mazarrón, Ginés Campillo, explains that "the 'Charter of Jaén' is a roadmap which aims to develop knowledge and promote the conservation and recovery of geographical and historical sites related to the history of Phoenician-Punic "culture.

In this sense, the mayor said at the signing that "it is our duty to encourage the creation of this route in Spain by Phoenician heritage we treasure, in the case of Murcia, is especially important because the presence of Phoenician boat in Mazarrón and by having the ARQUA Cartagena "and stressed that" given this opportunity could not position ourselves as mere spectators, but as premier promoters of this initiative. "

Source: Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón

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