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History of Andalucia

Get to know Andalucia: its history and culture in this series of articles that will help you gain a greater understanding of fascinating Andalucia. Prehistoric Andalucia starts 1.4 million years ago and takes you through to the Phoenician period. The Iberians, Tartessians and Romans all affected Andalucia. We do not forget Gibraltar either with a series called the Unseen War, secret operations during the second world war.

Castles of Andalucia

Although the region of Castille, the modern precursor of Castille la Mancha is, rightly, famous for the number of castles within its borders ... Go to the full series >>

El Argar 2200 BC to 1500 BC

The society known today as El Argar emerged rather rapidly in the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula about 2200 BC. They were unlike any soc ... Go to the full series >>

History Articles

Andalucia has a human history going back 1.4 million years and a geological history back to 65 million years ago. This section looks at some ... Go to the full series >>

Iberians in Andalucia

When the Romans arrived in northeast Spain, they found a well-organised group of tribes living in what is now Catalonia, Valencia, Castilla- ... Go to the full series >>

Megalithic Andalucia

The Megalithic phenomenon started in western central Portugal about 4800 BC. It spread north into Brittany and thence to the UK and south an ... Go to the full series >>

Mines and Mining in Andalucia

The southern Iberian pyrite belt is the largest repository of massive sulfide deposits in the world. The deposits are all of volcanic origin ... Go to the full series >>

Mr Hendersons Railway

In the late 19th Century British officers, garrisoned at Gibraltar, enjoyed the campo and travelled as far as Gaucin but the roads were narr ... Go to the full series >>

Muslim Occupation al Andalus

In 711 AD an Islamic Berber raiding party, led by Tariq ibn Ziyad, was sent by his commander, Musa bin Nusayr, from Morocco to the Visigothi ... Go to the full series >>

Phoenicians in Andalucia

Recent interest and consequential research into the people known as Phoenicians has thrown new light on who they were, where they came from ... Go to the full series >>

Prehistoric Andalucia

The first humans to arrive in Andalucia were Homo erectus about 1.4 million years ago. At the moment nobody knows how long they were in resi ... Go to the full series >>

Romans in Andalucia

This is a journey through Roman Andalucia. Like Pliny the Elder, we have created an itinerary that takes in the best examples of all things ... Go to the full series >>

Tartessians in Andalucia

Tartessians and the land of Tartessos, fable, legend, myth or a true story? The only 'king' we have heard of is King Argathonius and he was ... Go to the full series >>

The Great Southern of Spain Railway Company Ltd

The Great Southern of Spain Railway Company Ltd was a British company set up in 1885 to build a railway line between Granada city, via Baza, ... Go to the full series >>

The Spanish Inquisition

The Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition commonly known as the Spanish Inquisition, was established in 1478 by Catholic Monarchs F ... Go to the full series >>

The Unseen War in Gibraltar

During World War II, Spain was, ostensibly, neutral. Gibraltar was a vital, strategic outpost, that helped secure Britains supply lines with ... Go to the full series >>

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