Saguntum, Hispania Tarraconensis – Part I

Most Recent Visit: June 2016. Up the coast from Valencia about 30 kilometers is the town of Sagunto. From the middle ages until the 19th century, the town was known Morviedro, derived from the Latin muri veteres, a nod to the ample ancient remains here. In the 19th century, however, the name was changed to…

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Edeta, Hispania Tarraconensis

Most Recent Visit: June 2016 The Spanish town of Llíria lies about 25 kilometers to the northwest of Valencia. This area was probably originally settled by the Edetani tribe in the 6th century BCE as part of a larger area of control. The originally settlement of the Edetani, the town of Edeta, was located on…

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Lucentum, Hispania Tarraconensis

The Roman city of Lucentum, located in an outlying neighborhood of modern Alicante, seems to have begun as a settlement at least as early as the 5th century BCE. The name of that original settlement appears to have been, at some point, Akra Leuka, Greek for “white mountain”, probably in reference to the nearby Monte…

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Temple of Debod – Madrid, Spain

Most Recent Visit: June 2016 Quick Info: Address: Calle Ferraz, 1 8008 Madrid Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-20:00 Monday Closed Admission: Free   The capital of Spain, though having a significant place in history in the medieval and modern periods, doesn’t seem to have been the site of a significant settlement in antiquity. There is some evidence to…

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Toletum, Hispania Tarraconensis

Most Recent Visit: June 2016 Quick Info: Address: Termas Romanas Plaza Amador de los Ríos, 3 45001 Toledo Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-14:00, 16:00-20:00 Sunday 10:00-14:00 Monday Closed Admission: Free Address: Cuevas de Hércules Callejón San Ginés, 3 45001 Toledo Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-14:00, 17:00-19:00 Sunday,Monday Closed Admission: Free Despite becoming an important city starting in late antiquity,…

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Museo Arqueológico Nacional – Madrid, Spain.

  Most Recent Visit: June 2016 Quick Info: Address: Calle de Serrano, 13 8001 Madrid Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9:30-20:00 Sunday 9:30-15:00 Monday Closed Admission: 3 Euros After spending the morning and the early afternoon in Alcalá de Henares, I decided to head back to Madrid to see the Museo Arqueológico Nacional to try and take it…

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Complutum, Hispania Tarraconensis (Part I)

Most Recent Visit: June 2016 Quick Info: Address: Casa de Hippolytus Av. Madrid, s/n 32315 Alcalá de Henares, Madrid Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00-14:00 Saturday-Sunday 10:00-14:00, 16:00-19:00 Monday Closed Admission: Free Complutum, located in the modern city of Alcalá de Henares, doesn’t seem to have featured much in the historical record other than a reference by Pliny…

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Segovia, Hispania Tarraconensis

Most Recent Visit: June 2016 Quick Info: Address: Casa del Sol – Museo de Segovia C/ Socorro, 11, 40003 Segovia Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-14:00, 16:00-19:00 (17:00-20:00 July-September) Sunday 10:00-14:00, Closed Monday. Admission: 1 Euro Fresh off a transatlantic flight, I took the opportunity of a mid-morning arrival in Madrid to take a short trip up to…

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Emporiae, Hispania Tarraconensis – Part III

Quick Info: Address: C/ Puig i Cadafalch s/n 17130 Empúries-l’Escala Hours: Everyday 10:00-17:00/18:00/20:00 Admission: 5 Euro As I mentioned in the post on the Greek section of Emporiae, the Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya Empuries is not very extensive. It is easily viewable in a half an hour or less, and that’s coming from someone that…

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Emporiae, Hispania Tarraconensis – Part II

Quick Info: Address: C/ Puig i Cadafalch s/n 17130 Empúries-l’Escala Hours: Everyday 10:00-17:00/18:00/20:00 Admission: 5 Euro Continued From Emporiae Part I (The Museum) The Roman portion of Emporiae lies to the west of the Greek Neapolis, on a ridge overlooking the Greek settlement, at the location of the encampment of Cato during the campaign against…

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