This Wednesday the "Tourism Day" and in the Poble Nou de Benitatxell they did it with a day of visit to the "Cova de les Bruixes" More than a hundred people went there, going through a very particular landscape; They crossed riuraus and vineyards until they reached the site.
Miguel Sánchez and Anna Viciach, archaeologists explained the latest findings; three lamps of pitera, dated one of them in the eleventh century and the other glazed in the twelfth century. Some lamps for domestic use manufactured in Daniya, the current Dénia. In this cave at that time there was a farmhouse linked to cereal crops.
Archaeological excavations have already found a dozen silos excavated on land that were used to store cereals and then amortized with the waste generated by the farm.
Its inhabitants were enlightened by the blue flame of the pitera lamps, a technological novelty, a precedent of the lanterns, which brought light to the Andalusian houses. These oil candlesticks have appeared when digging the last silo discovered. Researchers have also found pottery for domestic use and a large number of snails, both terrestrial and marine.
El mayor of Culture, Manolo Segarra noted that, "This new finding can tell us many things about the daily life of our ancestors. For example, now it is confirmed that these mollusks were of great importance along with cereals, of course, in the diet of the inhabitants of the Islamic farmhouse of Cova de les Bruixes"