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17th Century Spanish Structure Discovered Under Modern House Site

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– Archeological research during the construction of a private house in Formentera has revealed an undiscovered medieval site.
– The site is believed to be a rural settlement from the 13th century, with buildings partially excavated that could be linked to the period between Muslim rule and the arrival of the Catalans.
– Archeologists recovered stone game boards, game pieces, and dice during the dig, revealing insights into daily life during that time.
– An exhibition featuring the findings, ‘Playing like our ancestors: the marro of Can CellerĂ s (Formentera) and other ancient games’, will be held at the Archaeological Museum of Ibiza and Formentera.
– The exhibition aims to provide a fun way for visitors to learn about a variety of historical games of skill, strategy, and chance, and will be open to the public until December 22.

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