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The Archaeological Museum of Los Baños is hosting an exhibition with the Municipal Archives documents of the sixteenth century (23/01/2009)

In April 2007 the Mayor of Alhama, Juan Romero Canovas, received from the Minister of Culture, Pedro Alberto Cruz, many historical documents of the municipality restored thanks to the initiative and technology for such counseling.

Since then, the mayor of the municipality announced that the valuable documents would be publicly exposed for the enjoyment of alhameños.

This exhibition opened at the Archaeological Museum of Los Banos on Thursday 23 and remain open until 8 February with the same schedule of visits to the museum opening.

With the title "The role of our history," the Municipal Archives documents restored XVI century "in the exhibit shows the following writings:

Letter from Philip II to the landlords of the town of Alhama to hand over the receipts of the neighbors become dated in 1551.

Felipe II, 1577 letter to Diego Fajardo on water deliveries Espuña;

Letter of Philip II also to be given the keys of the Municipality of the town of Alhama to the City council of said town dated 1583.

Letter from Philip II to Don Luis Fajardo Marquis mayor of bags and forbidden things of the kingdom of Murcia, 1589.

Provision for the mayor stashed away his commission, 1590

Written on the sale of sixteenth-century French market

Royal Charter of 1566.

Accompanying documents panels restored, among others, the Chapter Acts book where you can observe the regulations for the fortification, defense and security of the town of Alhama in connection with the War of Independence, which last year completed its two hundredth anniversary, and pitted Spain against Napoleon's army.

Its origin lies in the popular uprising in Madrid on 2 May.

Other panels are also referring to the parties of Alhama, The Golden Calf (collection of papers dedicated to the rights, property and administration of the villages that were the Marquis of Los Vélez which included the Lordship of Alhama ) etc ...

Moreover, all these documents can also be viewed on the municipal website from which you can download in pdf.

At the opening ceremony was attended by the mayor of Culture and other members of the government team.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Alhama de Murcia

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