The great hall or court of the palace had a podium at the fore and semi-circular seating for nobles. One of its apparent queens from this year's dig wore a silver crown in burial. (A number of Argaric queens(?) have been found with these tiara's alongside well-armed and richly adorned males)
What makes this discovery so special is that La Alomoya is now the oldest government building in the continent. Re-read that five times.
|Husband and Wife|
Argaric Culture marks an end to Bell Beaker and Megalithic cultural influence within its region. With its growth, the Atlantic becomes increasingly isolated and dependent on Central Europe for international trade.
It is only with the end of Argar that strong pan-Atlantic trade and cultural expression is renewed with the Atlantic Bronze Age (c1300).
The rise and fall of Almeria's influence in Iberia is inversely proportional to the rise and fall of Bell Beaker.
|A King and Queen of Almeria?|
Read "El Argar and the Beginning of Class Society in the Western Mediterranean"
Maju on finds from "La Bastida"
|Pithos from La Bastida several years ago [Ayuntamiento de Totana]|