A good deal of the historical documents referring to the first Numantia excavations are held in the archives of the Real Academia de la Historia and the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. In the mid nineteenth century both academies set up what has come to be called a Central Monuments Committee, which then took some measures in favour of the protection and study of the archaeological site and its environs. The Real Academia de la Historia invites enquiries by means of its Virtual Miguel de Cervantes Library. To gain access readers have to open the corresponding file for each document, where they will find the link to its digital image. The documents of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando have been tagged on separately, also in digital format. In both cases there is a succinct selection of significant documents. Finally, Adolf Schulten's manuscript diary from years 1905 to 1908, is also available through University of Köln.