| The Mayor of Alcantarilla, Joaquín Buendía, decrees a day of official mourning tomorrow, August 11, from zero hours tonight | Today afternoon Don Daniel Serrano Várez, a sewer teacher and archaeologist, died, although he was born in Albacete.
On October 7, 2019, the Alcantarilla City Council named him Adoptive Son of our city.
The mayor of Alcantarilla, Joaquín Buendía, has decreed an official day of mourning tomorrow, Tuesday, August 11, from zero tonight to midnight tomorrow, waving the flags of the City Council and municipal buildings at half-staff.
The mass of corpore insepulto will be celebrated at 6:00 p.m.
tomorrow in the Church of San Pedro Apóstol de Alcantarilla. The mayor of Alcantarilla, Joaquín Buendía, has lamented such an irreparable and unexpected loss, transferring his sorrow and that of the Municipal Corporation to his widow, children and other family members.
Recalling what he was told on the afternoon of his appointment, that said title was granted to Don Daniel Serrano "for his services for the benefit, improvement and honor of the municipality of Alcantarilla"; and he added that "if it had not been for his initiatives, his courage and his tenacity, the history of Alcantarilla would be fragmented and we would have had to base many of the events that happened in this land between the 5th century BC and the 5th century AD.
in hypothesis and not in reality ". Joaquín Buendía also told him in this act that, "the appointment of Adoptive Son is the culmination of a series of recognitions that the town of Alcantarilla has given to this illustrious neighbor, such as holding an exhibition on the archaeologist's discoveries, the past year 2018 in the Casa de Cayitas, and give a name to a street next to the Cabezo del Agua Salá, on May 31 of last year ". Mr.
Daniel Serrano Várez was born in Montealegre del Castillo (Albacete) on August 16, 1937.
He has been an adopted sewer since 1979, when he was transferred to the municipality to carry out his career as a teacher at the Nuestra Señora de la Salud and Jacinto Benavente schools, until your retirement. His trajectory in the archaeological field has to do with the construction boom of the 70s and 80s in Alcantarilla.
Don Daniel Serrano inspected the new works carried out in the old town, in the San Pedro neighborhood, as well as the land near the banks of the Segura river and the old Guadalentín, identifying a score of archaeological sites, and documenting and saving numerous archaeological fragments of its destruction, especially from the Iberian and Roman times. In addition, it carried out surveys on the Cabezo del Agua Salada and its surroundings.
He was the promoter of a good number of archaeological excavations such as the arches of the Noria in the 90s, the emergency excavation of the aqueduct of the Noria, the excavation in the Iberian-Roman rural habitat in the Cabezo de Agua Salada and Huerto de the Canals, excavation in the urban area, and the studies of the aqueducts of the Alquibla, Turbedal and Dava canals. In addition, he has published 59 scientific articles in specialized books, magazines and blogs.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Alcantarilla