Cultural heritage

Tútugi Necropolis

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This is an Iberian-Roman necropolis on the outskirts of the city. It is one of the most important sites in the area and is one of the largest ones in Spain, containing more than 130 graves.

On mound number 20 a statue of the Goddess of Galera was found in 1916. It is on display in the Museo Arqueológico Nacional in Madrid. There is also a copy in the Museo Arqueológico in Galera. It appeared alongside a trousseau composed of four twin vessels of different sizes, two glass flasks, an Attic cup of black lacquer and bronze jug handle. It dates back to the 7th century BC, although it was not until the last decades of the 5th century BC when it was deposited in the tomb. This small alabaster sculpture depicts Astarte, the Phoenician goddess of fertility. The deity is seated next to two sphinxes and holds a large bowl on her lap. The bust is hollow, so that liquid could be poured through the hole in the head, which then would flow from her breasts, as part of a ritual act.


Region: El Altiplano: Baza and Huescar
Municipality: Galera
Postcode: 18840
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