Valentia, Hispania Tarraconensis

Most Recent Visit: June 2016. Today the site of the third largest city in Spain, after Madrid and Barcelona, Valencia’s origins go back over 2000 years to 138 BCE, where, after a protracted war with Iberian forces led by the Lusitanian commander Viriathus, the consul Decimus Junius Brutus Galaico founded the colony of Valentia Edetanorum…

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Augusta Emerita, Lusitania – Part VIII

  Quick Info: Museo Nacional de Arte Romano Calle de José Ramón Mélida, s/n 06800 Mérida Hours: Tue-Sat 09:30-20:00 (9:30-18:30, October through April) Sunday 10:00-15:00 Closed Monday Admission: 3 Euros Continued From Augusta Emerita Part VII As early as the 16th century CE, Roman finds from Augusta Emerita, including statuary and inscriptions, were known to…

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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 II)

Quick Info: Address: Complutum: Ciudad Romana Camino de Juncal s/n 28802 Alcalá de Henares, Madrid Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00-14:00 Saturday-Sunday 10:00-14:00, 16:00-19:00 Monday Closed Admission: 1 Euro Address: Museo Arqueológico Regional de la Comunidad de Madrid Plaza de las Bernardas, s/n 28801 Alcalá de Henares, Madrid Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11:00-19:00 Sunday 11:00-15:00 Monday Closed Admission: Free Continued…

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Pisae, Etruria

Most Recent Visit: June 2011 Quick Info: Address: Museo dell’Opera del Duomo Piazza del Duomo, 23 56126 Pisa PI Hours: 8:00-20:00 (April-September) 9:00-19:00 (October) 10:00-17:00 (November-February) 9:00-18:00 (March) Admission: 5 Euro Currently closed for renovation (2017) Even in antiquity, the ancient precursor to Pisa was considered an “old” city. While that was agreed upon by…

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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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