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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 Roman, from their towns and their attention to the detail of town planning to their aqueducts, theatres, amphitheatres and, the feature they are most known for, their roads. Many of the sites we visit are now capital cities of the provinces, Seville, Cadiz, Jaen, Granada, Cordoba and Malaga, whilst others are lesser-known towns that have outstanding examples of some feature of Roman life like Rio Tinto, Carmona, Jimena de la Frontera, Ecija, Acinipo and Baelo Claudia. The whole series of articles is set in an historical context and chronology that takes us from Rome’s first venture into Spain in 218 BC, to their departure in 409 AD. In the guise of Byzantines they reappeared in 552 AD and established Spania, a territory that took in most of Andalucia and part of Murcia. They were to remain until supplanted by the Visigoths in 624 AD.

Rome takes over from Carthage

Second Punic War 218 - 201 BC | Rome takes over from Carthage Hispalis Ulterior - the Romans in Andalucia ... Read the complete article >>


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Rome subdues the Iberians

Having ousted the Carthaginians, Rome now had to contend with the local tribes in Hispania Ulterior, Iberians, Turdetani and Lusi ... Read the complete article >>


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Pax Andalucia

Pax Andalucia between 100 BC and 180 AD a period of peace in Baetica, Roman occupied Andalucia, Romanisation of Baetica. ... Read the complete article >>


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Decline and Fall of the Romans

Decline and Fall of the Romans in Andalucia over a period of over 200 years, the Romans left Andalucia ... Read the complete article >>


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Roman Engineering and Building

The Romans borrowed technology from other civilisations. It enabled them to build aqueducts, amphitheatres, hippodromes and model ... Read the complete article >>


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Roman Industry

Baetica was a breadbasket for the Romans. The Sierra Morena was rich in metals, the Guadalquivir valley was fertile and the coast ... Read the complete article >>


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Roman Mining at Rio Tinto

The Romans exploited the rich mining areas near Rio Tinto in Huelva province from the 1st century AD. They literally moved mounta ... Read the complete article >>


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Mithraism

Mithraism - a Roman mystery secret society in Andalucia ... Read the complete article >>


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Ocvri - Ocuri A Roman military town

Ocvri - Ocuri is a purpose built 1st century AD Roman military or garrison town at Ubrique in Cádiz province, Andalucia, Spain. ... Read the complete article >>


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Baelo Claudia

Baelo Claudia is a Roman town on the Atlantic coast near Bolonia, Cadiz province. Founded during the 1st century BC it was built ... Read the complete article >>


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Carteia

Carteia - Phoenician, Carthaginian and Roman ruins near San Roque in Cadiz province, Andalucia, Spain at the head of the Bay of G ... Read the complete article >>


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Salinas Romanas Iptuci

A visit to Salinas Romanas Iptuci gives the visitor an unparalleled idea of how the Romans worked the salt pans and experience th ... Read the complete article >>


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Necropolis at Baria

The Phoenician - Roman Necropolis at Baria (Villaricos) in Cuevas de Almanzora municipality, Almeria, Andalucia was in use from t ... Read the complete article >>


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Villa Romano - El Ruedo

The superbly preserved Villa Romano El Ruedo in Córdoba province shows the visitor the style in which a rich Roman landlord live ... Read the complete article >>


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Fuente Alamo Roman Villa

Fuente Alamo was a Roman leisure centre that developed into a villa and was occupied between the 1st century and 12th centuries A ... Read the complete article >>


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Roman Necropolis Carmona

The Roman Necropolis at Carmona, near Seville, is one of the largest and best-preserved Roman burial grounds in Spain. ... Read the complete article >>


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Acinipo

Acinipo is a Roman town built specifically for legionnaires serving in the Roman army in 45 BC. It is near Ronda in Málaga provi ... Read the complete article >>


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Teatro Romano

A 1st century BC Teatro Romana, Roman Theatre at Malaga, Andalucia, Spain ... Read the complete article >>


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Finca del Secretario in Fuengirola

Finca del Secretario is a Roman industrial site in Fuengirola, Malaga province, Andalucia that includes a fish salting area, oven ... Read the complete article >>


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Aelia Augusta Italica

Aelia Augusta Italica is a Roman town built for veterans of Scipio's campaigns, situated at Santiponce near Seville. It is a 'mus ... Read the complete article >>


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Villa Romana de Bruñel

Although called Villa Bruñel, the archaeological site, in the municipality of Quesada, Jaén province, is a fine example of a Ro ... Read the complete article >>


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