2012-12-09

Mérida - Spain (UNESCO)


© Garcia Garrabella y Cía

Mérida: Roman Monuments
unused, bought in Braga (Portugal)


© A. Murillo (photo) / Ediciones A.M.

Mérida: Roman Theater
unused, offered by "joaninha"

"The colony of Augusta Emerita, which became present-day Mérida in Estremadura, was founded in 25 B.C. at the end of the Spanish Campaign and was the capital of Lusitania. The well-preserved remains of the old city include, in particular, a large bridge over the Guadiana, an amphitheatre, a theatre, a vast circus and an exceptional water-supply system. It is an excellent example of a provincial Roman capital during the empire and in the years afterwards." In: UNESCO 
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