When A Spanish Family Knocked Through Their Wall, They Discovered The Opening To An Ancient World

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After knocking down a wall on the patio of his property in Spain, José Avilés notices that a small opening has suddenly appeared in the ground. Peering into the void, he has no way of knowing where the crevice leads to. Nor does he realize the historical significance of what he’s just uncovered.

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Avilés lives with his family in Carmona, Spain. The town lies in the southwest of the country, in the region of Andalusia. The next biggest city to Carmona is Seville, which is just over 20 miles to the southeast. Though much smaller than its famous neighbor in terms of population, Carmona boasts its own rich history and culture.

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