The Palencia Provintial Council presents a new Olmeda archeological guide

The authors of the publication are the archaeologists Miguel Nozal and Jaime Gutiérrez Pérez.

The Palencia Provintial Council has just published a new short guide about La Olmeda. The updated guide reveals the history  of the magnificent remains of Roman culture preserved in the province of Palencia. The new guide maintains the small format of the previous publications with a series of illustrations, plans and graphic material that complements the texts. On this occasion the work is carried out jointly by the Palencia archaeologists Jaime Gutiérrez Pérez and Miguel Nozal Calvo, who recently passed away.

The first guide was published in 1984  when the villa was first opened to the public  and it was written by the archeologists Pedro de Palol and José Antonio Abásolo together with Javier Cortes, discoverer of the Olmeda. After thar, there  came successively (2012, 2014 and 2017) three new editions of the art historian Rafael Martínez, head of the Department of Culture of the Provincial Council and the archaeologist José Antonio Abásolo, director of the Olmeda excavations since 1988. Of these three editions around 9,000 copies were sold.

In this sense, the new Gutiérrez & Nozal guide not only proposes a guided visit to the current building and a vision of the history of the site, but also provides an interpretation of daily life in a village of these characteristics. Likewise, the work includes explanations about the materials and objects discovered in the site during the excavations, the background is also shown to the public in the Museum of La Olmeda, located in Saldaña, less than six kilometers from the archeological site.

10,000 copies of the guide have been published. It can be purchased at the price of five euros in the Villa's own shop, in its museum in Saldaña and in two other tourist and cultural resources of the Provincial Council - the Villa Romana 'La Tejada '(Quintanilla de la Cueza) and the Castillo de los Sarmiento (Fuentes de Valdepero) -, as well as in the bookstores of Castilla y León, through the distributor of the institution's publications, which serves on request to points of sale of all of Spain.