Montecristo Hill (Adra)

The Montecristo Hill Archaeological Site is a hill located west of the town of Adra. Here there is a great legacy of previous civilisations, as remains of the Phoenician Abdera have also been found there: this foundation dates from the second half of the 13th century B.C. It was mentioned by several historians of antiquity, and has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest by the Council of Andalusia.

At an elevation of 40 metres above sea level, several archaeological discoveries have been made at the site since the 18th century.
Later, in the 1970s, house structures of Punic origin dated from the 4th century B.C. were found there. Also, many other artefacts from the Roman period were uncovered during an exploration in 1970 that was directed by the archaeologist Fernandez Miranda. Another discovery made in 1986, guided by Angel Suarez, found tools and structures of Punic origin.

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