Talk on the archaeological works done at the church of la Mussara

Carreu amb creu grega inscrita actualment perdut (© Arxiu Reial Societat Arqueològica Tarraconense)

The cultural entity Centre de Lectura de Reus invited us to give a talk, on June 6, on the archaeological works that the ICAC carried out in the church of La Mussara last year and that lead to discovering a medieval temple.

Jordi López and Josep Maria Puche made a presentation that highlighted two dimensions of the research project: the archaeological and architectural study, which showed the ancient apse and other elements of an old medieval church on the bases of the current church of Sant Salvador de la Mussara, and the documentary and archival study needed to set hypotheses on the evolution of the temple and to better know its history.

López i Puche durant la conferència de la Mussara al Centre de Lectura de Reus, juny 2019 de ICAC està subjecta a una llicència de Reconeixement-NoComercial-CompartirIgual 4.0 Internacional de Creative Commons
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López and Puche in a moment of the talk

This second part aroused special curiosity among the audience. Even, some amazement demonstrations were heard when the researcher Jordi López showed some unpublished images of the church indoors dating the early twentieth century.

The Mussara and its surroundings are very beloved lands for both hikers and for the people of the Baix Camp territories, with a particular relationship with the city of Reus. Among the nearly 50 people who attended the talk, there were many memories lived in the first-hand experience, and that gave the act a nice emotional touch.

The ICAC wants to especially thank the presence of the mayor of Vilaplana and of Jaume Massó, former director of the Centre Lectura de Reus and author of the prologue of the book on the Mussara that the ICAC has developed on the bases of the archaeological works.

Conferència de la Mussara al Centre de Lectura, juny 2019 de ICAC està subjecta a una llicència de Reconeixement-NoComercial-CompartirIgual 4.0 Internacional de Creative Commons
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Josep Maria Puche and Jorid López, from the ICAC, with Andreu Ferré (at right), from the Centre de Lectura de Reus