by Staff Reporter
EXCAVATIONS in Palma's Calle Antonio Maura, for the construction of an underground car park, have provided new information on the city's past, following the discovery of the breakwater of a quay built between the 15th and 16th centuries.

It appeared in an area close to the statue of Ramon Llull at the end of Calle Antoni Maura, and it still has to be analysed by the archaeologists who are working on the site, Rafael Turatti and Francisco Domínguez, of the prehistory and archaeology department of Granada University.

However, ceramics found close to the quay date from the 15th century. Dominguez said yesterday that further details will be known after an in depth study by experts. At the time it was built, the port area was not walled, he added. Excavations have also revealed the drainage channels which carried water from Atarazanas to the sea. Ceramics from different periods, including Roman ceramics from the first and second centuries BC have also been found.

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