In the current campaign of 2012, wich has been taking place between the months of August and September, the excavations of the University of Alicante have focused on the study of the central area of the necropolis and have revealed various funeral monuments, such as funerary stelae, marked by cippi cremation tombs and other simpler collected in ceramic containers.
This finding is the result of an archaeological research project that the University of Alicante has been carrying out at the hispanorroman city and wich has focused on the Eastern necropolis. Excavations have been concentrated on the study of a central area of the necropolis and have revealed various funerary structures.
Set in the current municipality of Tarifa (Cádiz) and opposite the Moroccan coast, Baelo Claudia is one of the best preserved Roman cities in Spain. Declared a National Historic Monument in 1925, the once prosperous city was founded in the late 2nd century BC. A team from the University of Alicante has been studying part of the remains since 2009. The project, which deals with the archaeological excavation of the eastern necropolis, is led by Professor Fernando Prados Martínez and has the support of several researchers from other Spanish and North American universities