Solveig Nordström

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Solveig Nordström is a Swedish archeologist.[1]


In 1955, she prevented the destruction of the archeological remains of an ancient Roman city located in Alicante by lying on the ground in front of the bulldozer that had been brought in to level the ground to make way for a new hotel complex. Her bravery was reported worldwide and this site is now confirmed to be the ancient Roman city of Lucentum. Her endeavour culminated in the “Lucentum” site being designated in 1961 as an "Artistic and Historic Monument", which then afforded it some legal protection.

La Escuera[edit]

La Escuera contains an Iberian temple sanctuary dating back to the third century BC, originally investigated by Solveig Nordström in 1960. After her excavation of the La Escuera site in 1960 she wrote a book detailing her work.


  • Galán Sempere, Eva María (2013-06-20). "Solveig Nordström, la arqueóloga que salvó el Tossal de Manisses". Alquibla, una mirada al mundo de las bibliotecas (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  • Berenguer González, Raúl (2016). "Entrevista a Solveig Nordström: una mirada hacia el pasado de La Escuera" (PDF). DAMA. Documentos de Arqueología y Patrimonio Histórico (in Spanish). Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Prehistoria, Arqueología, Historia Antigua, Filología Griega y Filología Latina. 1: 9–22. hdl:10045/59150.
  • Balder, Artur (2011-09-05). "Homenaje a una mujer: Alicante sigue en deuda con Solveig Nordström". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  • Amores, Juan J. (2009-12-16). "SOLVEIG NORSDTRÖM: UN PEQUEÑO GORRIÓN EN EL TEJADO". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  • Campello, Alfredo (2011-03-07). "El Parque de la Arqueóloga Solveig Nordström". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-02-26.


  1. ^ "Alicante rinde homenaje a la sueca que salvó el Tossal de Manises". El País; Edición impresa (in Spanish). 19 October 2005. Retrieved 4 April 2012.