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The sewer archaeologist Don Daniel Serrano Várez has had a street in Alcantarilla since yesterday, next to Cabezo del Agua Salá (01/06/2019)

A whole process started in April of last year to name him Son Adoptivo de Alcantarilla, already completed and that will definitely end in a plenary session.

Since yesterday the street that enters from the Príncipe Avenue in front of the Museum of the Huerta and Noria- and that takes us to the Hermitage of the Virgen de la Salud and to the Paraje del Agua Salá, wears the plaque that gives name to the Archaeologist Don Daniel Serrano Várez, who along with the acting mayor of Alcantarilla, Joaquín Buendía, discovered the same before the large audience that gathered, surrounded by the family and a large representation of the different associations and groups of our city.

During the ceremony and at the end, the group of historical reconstruction and experimental archeology Legio Prima, gave visibility to it and carried out a Roman ritual.

Buendía had words of thanks and congratulations for who since yesterday gave name to a street Sewer, in the most appropriate place, next to Cabezo del Agua Salá, for his many hours of humble work, altruistic and selfless research that Professor Daniel Serrano Várez has been doing since this Albacete arrived at the end of the 70s to the College Ntra. Sra. De la Salud and continue until his retirement at the Jacinto Benavente School, in the recovery of these vestiges, being an indispensable person so that the narrative of the history of Alcantarilla, through time, has continuity between the fifth and fifth and fifth centuries after Christ.

Joaquín Buendía, also said that this recognition gives continuity to the already begun with the plenary agreement that for the month of April of last year had to appoint him Son Adoptivo de Alcantarilla and that will culminate in one of the first ordinary plenaries that are celebrated, given that the work carried out in archaeological research has been fundamental, in a scientific way, in the municipality of Alcantarilla, finding deposits, intensively studying them and publishing a large number of articles in specialized magazines, university works and in the magazine, Today already book, "Cangilón".

The honoree, who was surrounded by his family, had an emotional words of thanks to the Town Hall Sewer, again requesting the collaboration of the future municipal corporation to give value and get the Cabezo del Agua Salá located next to his street, can give us the historical recognition, in the knowledge of the important archaeological discoveries that have already been recovered and investigated.

In the first week of April of last year in the Municipal Historical Archive, in the House of Cayitas, was open until the month of July the temporary exhibition "Arqueología Íbero-Romana Alcantarilla: Daniel Serrano Várez Alcantarilla through time", organized by the Town Hall of Alcantarilla and promoted by the Legacy Association, being the same and one of the first tributes and recognitions that were paid.

The teacher and archaeologist Don Daniel Serrano Várez was born Montealegre del Castillo (Albacete), in 1939. He has been an adopted sewer since 1979, the year in which he was transferred to this town to continue playing his teaching career until his retirement.

His life and work, within the archaeological scope, must be put in relation to the urban boom that suffers our locality throughout the years 1970 to 1980. With a previous study of the historical and bibliographic documentation, and taking advantage of the beginning of these urbanistic works, Daniel inspected each ditch of foundation excavated in streets of the old helmet (district of San Pedro) of the locality that found, as well as prospected the lands of orchard and secano near the channels of the Segura river and old Guadalentín, being able to identify a number not less than 20 archaeological sites, and with it to document and save from a safe destruction many fragments and archaeological vestiges, mainly from Iberian and Roman times, and to a lesser extent, Islamic.

He also carried out a series of prospections on Cabezo del Agua Salada and its surroundings.

It was here, on the road that today gives access to the Salt Water Park and together with the Hermitage of Health that is located there, where he found in the company of his inseparable friends Jesus Palmeiro and José Riquelme (teachers and enthusiasts of archeology as well that he) a large number of sculptural and architectural fragments, which were part of the modern walls or parapets made to terrazo Cabezo said.

As proof of his professionalism and love of this science, he communicated each of these findings to the competent bodies in archaeological matters.

Due to the importance and novelty of this news, the following archaeological excavations were promoted in the municipal area of ​​Alcantarilla:

- Year 1981, several archaeological soundings were carried out in Cabezo del Agua Salada, by Mr. Ángel Iniesta San Marín and Mr. José María García Cano.

At the beginning of the 90s:

-Excavation prior to the consolidation and restoration of the Arcos de la Rueda, by the archaeologist Ms. Juana Gallego Gallardo.

-Excavation of urgency in the Aqueduct of the Wheel, by the archaeologist Mr. Manuel López Campuzano.

-Excavation in the Ibero-Roman rural habitat, in Cabezo del Agua Salada and Huerto de los Canales, by the archaeologist Mr. Manuel López Campuzano.

-Excavation of urgency in the urban helmet, concretely in the streets Cartagena and Diego Riquelme, by the archaeologist Dña. María José Ruiz Sanz.

- Archaeological study of the aqueducts of the acequias of the Alquibla, the Turbedal and the Dava, located on the Rambla de las Zorreras, by the archaeologist Mr. Manuel López Campuzano.

His literary-scientific curriculum consists of 59 articles, edited in specialized books, magazines and blogs, collaborating with several of his classmate Jesús Fernández Palmeiro.

Our town of Alcantarilla recognizes D. Daniel Serrano Várez, all his work and research, because if it were not for his initiatives or publications, our History today would be fragmented, and we should have based much of what happened between the centuries V a.

C. IV d.

C. simply on hypothesis, that surely would have led us to interpret a History, which has little to do with what we have today.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Alcantarilla

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