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HistoriografiaThe invisible archaeological remains of Sanisera can be exposed during bad weather conditions. The waters which drag silts and the erosion caused by the wind are some of the agents that get to uncover objects, pottery and walls belonging to past times. Broadly speaking, farmers and fishermen who lived in areas of archaeological potential, treated with certain respect the unknown features that could be seen on the surface, hypothesizing about the origins of those materials and, consequently, creating legends or tales which could answer the questions concerning the history of those old things.


We know the legend which was gathered by Francesc d’Albranca in his book: “Folklore Menorquí”, which was orally transmitted from generation to generation. The story told by Madó Alzina, a farmer of the Santa Teresa house, mentioned a bishop who had been buried in one side of the port, in a place called Ses Vilotes de Sanitja, where there were signs of old cultures: "(...) hi ha mostres d'haver-hi existit una població. I diuen que en dies de bonança, an es fons de la mar, dins es port, es veuen cases...". (Francesc Camps i Mercadal: “Folklore Menorquí. De la pagesia”,1918.)

 

 
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