Son Catlar, Menorca

Archaeologists uncover trove of Roman treasures in Menorca

Archaeologists working in Menorca have unearthed what has been described as an outstanding cache of materials thought to have belonged to Roman soldiers and dating from around 100BC. The trove was uncovered at Son Catlar, Ciutadella, by a team of researchers from universities across Spain, who in summer 2021 started to dig around a previously discovered gateway and street. A large quantity of objects typically carried by Roman soldiers were found including weapons, knives, arrowheads, spearheads, projectiles, surgical tools and a bronze spatula. Fernando Prados, researcher at the University of Alicante Institute for Research in Archaeology and Historical Heritage (INAPH) described the discoveries made during this sixth season of the project as “outstanding”.