The items found during clearance of the plot suggested that the location of the great gate of the Roman port had been found. | E.B.
In 2007, a chance discovery was made. It was Roman pottery. As this was in Alcudia, there was no surprise; they’d been unearthing Roman artefacts at the Pollentia site for years. However, the discovery in 2007 wasn’t in the Pollentia excavation zone. It was in the port area close to the sea, and there was great excitement as a result, which was probably not shared by the backers of a housing development. The pottery was on their land. Work ceased; it has never restarted.