Will the heritage survive the economic disaster? Tarifa, Spain 23/07/2010
All human nucleus of a commercial nature requires, if somehow we can call a "knowledge to be" especially if the product being offered is more than notable importance for many territories and interests various.
The coastal towns were located in the southern coasts of the Iberian peninsula long enjoyed a deserved reputation as fishing and its derivatives since time immemorial. Tuna was the main character and geography of the area helped the human beings in their objectives. Precisely because of the excellence and that the means provided were erected cities, towns, which brought together friends and strangers, culminating in a process of urban development is key to the aspirations of the societies of the time.
The so-called "garum," a culinary delicacy, late version of the delicious pickles phoenicians in the High Imperial Rome had its building space and visibility in Baelo Claudia, the ancient phoenician language Byl'nn the Greek geographer Strabo the name appealed Belon in 18 d. C., a unique enclave of the present province of Cadiz. The prestige that their fish was salted throughout the Roman world with a high demand generated growth that industrialized in the vast population. But we can not deny they were the kings of tyre and sidonians in this manufacturing process was presumed that after the "chefs" of the Empire and by extension, the rest of the citizenry.
It attests to his extensive archaeological park and historical interpretive center, located next to the charming beach of Bologna, which receives regular visits from his right museización, exhibition and guided tour around the city environment was ancient villa, the separate Gades held exactly 53 miles roman. Claudia Baelo, defined as the andalusian Pompeii by its principal investigator and archaeologist, George Bonsor english in 1917, is a typical demonstration of civility inclusive beyond the center of the Empire. Also, key port of embarcation to other lands beyond the then narrow, now known to Gibraltar: Maurusia, northern Mauritania on the African continent at that time so close.
Baelo Claudia was a powerhouse that never lost its essence punic, but evolved into a logical romanization given its qualities and strategic location as an economic center. Its maximum height has to be placed at the time of Nero, Claudius and Trajan, emperor latter a native of Andalusia, a replica in marble can be seen in the ceremonial center of the basilica that guided the destinies of the community and as a tribute to the importance a city which, while not popular, reaching the top of “estaus romanus”.
However, as seen in light of an extensive itinerary of distinguished values of this spanish region, a shadow cast over all these riches. Culture, tangible or intangible, is the first affected by budget cuts looming over the entire range of cultural character. In times of economic crisis seems to be no priority is the care and maintenance of works, facilities of this caliber. The current economic situation plaguing Europe and other countries, is leaving disastrous results (the old latin “ne fasti”, weekday) for the conservation of historical identity, something that represents us, the personal and indissoluble geography of the people who populated and populate the space.
The pedagogy to use for better dissemination and understanding of those have been relegated to last position, do not forget, the beginning of the deterioration of heritage. Negligence leave more naked, if anything, remains that, until now, we were concerned to extol. There will be that, until now, did they intend a mere financial considerations?
Reflective call to any institution, person or entity that claims to oblivion is not established as a custom more and leave no inheritance to future generations. As Daniel Casado said, PhD in Archaeology, "every little story reminds us of the true interpreters of past centuries ..." (2009)
The obvious question is ... Will the heritage survive the economic disaster?