Characterisation of materials for the restoration of the Roman Cryptoporticus of the Albaicin (Granada)2019
In this project, a series of mortar and brick samples taken from the underground galleries that were found in the Albaicín in early 2019 were analyzed. The analysis techniques used were loupe-videomicroscope, X-ray diffraction and optical microscopy.
These galleries have been identified as possible hot springs or as a cryptoporticus. In Roman architecture, the cryptoporticus was an underground gallery or covered corridor for circulation or storage. It was usually integrated into a larger built complex.
News about the find in Granada’s newspapers:
Encuentran en el Albaicín los restos de unas posibles termas romanas – Granada Hoy
La intervención arqueológica en una obra privada del Albaicín ayuda a avanzar en el conocimiento de la Granada romana – El Independiente de Granada
Historias bajo suelo y sobre el asfalto del Albaicín – IDEAL