Ifergan Collection

The Phoenician Treasure of Málaga

This is a treasure lost at the bottom of the sea for almost 2,500 years: the votive figures from the temples of Melkart and Astarte of the Phoenicians of Tyre. 6th to 4th centuries BC.

This is undoubtedly one of the most important discoveries of Phoenician culture of all time and it houses 201 extraordinary terracotta votive figures, that is to say, sculptures representing figures of men, women and children who were once real people, who lived between the 6th and 4th centuries BC and who, after 2,500 years forgotten at the bottom of the sea, fate has wanted them to be reunited in their ancient colony Malaka, thus honouring their memory to a certain extent.

These beautiful archaeological pieces put a face to the colonisers of Malaga with illustrations, explanatory panels and headphones that are combined with a museography that invites us to travel into the past of this extraordinary people that disappeared after the conquest of Tyre by Alexander the Great in 332 BC.

The works will remain on display in IFERGAN COLLECTION for a year and will then be placed in one of the best museums in the world. Admission for Malaga residents, residents of Malaga and students of the UMA will be free until Easter.

The catalogue book of the collection

Click on the cover to open the book