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Museu de Prehistòria de València (ES)
The Museu de Prehistòria de València is a scientific institution dedicated to preserving, researching and disseminating the archaeological prehistoric heritage of the province of Valencia. It is a cultural resource of the Valencian society in so far it preserves his heritage; it contributes to the enhancement of its cultural level and its integral development.
Although the MPV has carried out research and works of conservation at several archaeological sites dated to the Iberian Period in Valencia, only La Bastida de les Alcusses (Moixent) can be considered an . The site offers Educational Services (workshops run on Thursday from April to June) and a reconstructed Iberian house is open to all visitors.
La Bastida de les Alcusses is an Iberian hill fort of 6 hectares occupied during the 4th century BC. The features a wall, four fortified gates, blocks of houses of different sizes and internal organisation, and the of a fully equipped Iberian house. From the site you can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding , including vineyards which produce some of the best Valencian wines. The site is easily accessible by car and is open from Tuesday to Sunday. Guided tours are offered from Wednesday to Sunday.
The Museum of Prehistory in Valencia has excavated in la Bastida de les Alcusses since 1928 and currently runs a research project which is undertaking a comprehensive investigation of the site and its collections. It is also working to stabilize the structures at the site and design educational programmes and activities.
includes the of a house with different rooms and features over the years 1999 – 2003 and experiments with weights and measures. is shown at the yearly , "Viu un cap de Setmana amb els Ibers (Enjoy a weekend among the Iberians)" in September.
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