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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

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... >>>

El Argar 2200 BC to 1500 BC

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... >>>

History Articles

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... >>>

Iberians in Andalucia

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-... >>>

Megalithic Andalucia

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... >>>

Mines and Mining in Andalucia

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... >>>

Mr Hendersons Railway

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... >>>

Muslim Occupation al Andalus

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... >>>

Phoenicians in Andalucia

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 ... >>>

Prehistoric Andalucia

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... >>>

Romans in Andalucia

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 ... >>>

Tartessians in Andalucia

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 ... >>>

The Great Southern of Spain Railway Company Ltd

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,... >>>

The Spanish Civil War in Andalucia

The Spanish Civil War in Andalucia “It was the first time that I had ever been in a town where the working class was in the saddle. Practically every building of any size ha... >>>

The Spanish Inquisition

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... >>>

The Unseen War in Gibraltar

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... >>>