Archaeological research of excavations at the site of “Lixos”
Friday, March 17, 2023 – 07:32
Archaeological research has resumed at the historical site of Lixos, near the city of Larache, which dates back to the era of the Roman presence in Morocco.
This is done within the framework of the archaeological research program “Fish Salting and Carrom Lixos Production”, carried out by the National Institute of Archeology and Heritage in Rabat, in collaboration with the University of Cadiz, with the support of the Office of Cultural Heritage. and coordination with the prefecture of the archaeological site of Lixus.
Current research is related to the “geophysical survey of the eastern part of the site”.
According to the National Institute of Archaeological Sciences, the survey team was opened “to verify the data of geophysical surveys carried out at this site in September 2022, in order to find amphora furnaces that were transporting carrom, and to identify this part of the site from the general expansion of the Carum factories plexus, who exported their fine products to all parts of the Roman Empire.
According to the same source, the interest of the members of the Moroccan-Spanish mission was focused on “the study of some archaeological structures that may be related to the structures of the port of Lixus”, noting that it “served as a city gate to its trade relations with the rest of the Mediterranean countries at various periods” . History of this ancient city.
Members of the group also viewed “archaeological finds unearthed at the site during the 2022 summer excavations.”
It is noteworthy that last year an archaeological find was made that updated information about “the largest fish-salting factories of the Roman Empire, which were covered by a disappeared historical city.” National Institute of Archeology and Heritage, Mohamed Kabiri Alavi.