AMUX visits the "Parque forestal de la Granadella"
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 10:17:15 GMT
On November 21st, eleven members of AMUX hiked in the Parque Forestal de la Granadella guided by Ximo Bolufer, Director of the Soler Blasco Museum of Xàbia.We walked in two groups, leaving the Cala de la Granadella up the dry water course of the Barranc de Martorell. Ximo explained that three major water courses and several other smaller ones converged on the Granadella cove. After about 600m, we turned left to go up a footpath known as the “Gurugú”, since it passes close the top of t [...]
Michael Stephenson - R.I.P.
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 20:15:16 GMT
We regret to announce the death of Michael Stephenson, whose donations of plans and photographs of the castles of La Marina Alta initiated the AMUX exhibition on Islamic Castles. He passed away on Friday, October 16. AMUX sends its condolences to his family and friends. We remain indebted to him for his donation and cooperation.A unique collection of castle plans [...]
AMUX visits the memorial of the “Fosa de l’Avenc de Xàbia” and restored lime kilns on La Plana
Fri, 09 Oct 2020 12:24:03 GMT
On Saturday, October 3rd, 26 members and friends of AMUX strolled along Xàbia’s La Plana to visit the memorial built over the “avenc” (sink hole / pothole) on the Cape of San Antonio, and then to see the restored lime kilns of the Faroleres and la Plana. Our guide was Joaquim Bolufer Marqués – Director of the Museum of Xàbia.We first followed a footpath for about 100m to reached the avenc which is located beside a gulley near the top of La Plana. It is topped by a concrete plinth and [...]
AMUX pays a visit to the Punta de Moraira: Torre de Cap d'Or and excavation of Iberian/Roman remains
Sun, 20 Sep 2020 11:55:00 GMT
On Thursday 17th September, eight members and friends of AMUX had an exclusive guided tour of recent excavations of the Iberian settlement and the Torre de Cap d’Or on the Punta de Moraira. Our guide was archaeologist, Rubén Vidal Bertomeu, leader of the study. The excavation is part of a programme by the Teulada Town Hall to improve the site as a cultural and tourism resource. As such, they are improving the access path and creating viewing platforms along the way as well as improving access [...]
Visit to excavations of the Iberian settlement and 16th-17th century tower - Punta de Moraira (Cap d'Or) 17/09/2020
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 11:06:10 GMT
Date and time: Thursday, September 17th at 18.00 (6 p.m).Meeting point: The Beginning of the footpath at the end of Calle Puerto de Alcúdia (see map below).This is in the urbanisation on the slopes above the Portet de Moraira Beach. Parking is available in the roads nearby. The footpath (SL-CV51), is short (approximately 1 km), but steep, slippery and rocky in some places (93m ascent). Members will need to be in good physical shape, wear hiking boots and bring water. The walk to the Iberian sit [...]
This coming Tuesday (26/05) the museum will reopen its doors
Fri, 22 May 2020 11:20:33 GMT
This coming Tuesday the museum will open  its doors once more. We hope that soon we will also be able to organise some kind of activity for our members again. The building has  adopted the mandatory health safety measures enabling it to reopen and thus join the municipality's two libraries as active cultural facilities.The museum will be open to visitors during its regular hours, limiting access to a maximum quota and obliging users to wear masks. Also, some of [...]
Cancelled - Covid-19 Epidemic !  --- Visit to Valencia to visit Centro Arqueológico de l'Almoina and Prehistory Museum of Valencia. Exhibition - the Visigothic times in the lands of Valencia
Thu, 05 Mar 2020 17:26:55 GMT
Saturday 21st March 8,45: Bus leaves the bus station in Avda. Palmela10,30: Arrival in Valencia , time for coffee11,00: Guided tour Centro Arqueológico de l'Almoina Located near the Cathedral, it brings together the most relevant archaeological finds from excavations carried out in the historic centre of Valencia, following a route of more than 2000 years, from Roman times to the Middle Ages. Prehistory Museum of Valenc [...]
Talk:  The Prehistory of Xabia and its surroundings - 19th February
Sun, 09 Feb 2020 17:12:47 GMT
The archaeologist Rubén Cebrian Miralles will offer us his own impressive summary of what we currently know about the prehistory of Xabia and its surroundings.Wednesday, February 19, 19,30 h.  Xàbia MuseumWhat we refer to as Prehistory is actually the most extensive period of time in the whole history of humankind.  As we now know, this era began in Africa more than two million years ago. However, in Xabia the earliest traces of humanity date back only 30.000 years. [...]
Annual General Meeting 2020 - Wednesday 29 January
Sat, 25 Jan 2020 16:24:25 GMT
The AGM of the Asociación Amigos del Museo de Xàbia will take place on Wednesday 29 January 2020, in the Auditorium of the Museum. The first call for the meeting will be at 18:30 and the second at 19:00. [...]
Quaderns del Museu de Xàbia (2019) Vol 3 - Presentation 17/01
Thu, 09 Jan 2020 17:34:09 GMT
20.00 - Auditorium, Museum of Xàbia - Friday 17th JanuaryPresentation: Quaderns del Museu de Xàbia 3 (2019)La prehistòria de Xàbia i el seu entorn(The Prehistory of Xàbia and its surroundings)A revision of prehistory centred on Xàbia and its surrounding areas from the early Palaeolithic until the Bronze age - Authors Rubén Cebrián, Josep Casabó, Ximo Bolufer, Marco Aurelio Esquembre and others [...]