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Early Bronze Age Bell Beakers from Iberia
Imageby James Blake Wiener

Early Bronze Age Bell Beakers from Iberia

These clay bell beakers come from the Early Bronze Age necropolis of Ciempozuelos (Cuesta de la Reina, Madrid), Spain and they were found during excavations conducted in the late 19th century CE. (Ciempozuelos was the first Bell-Beaker necropolis...
Carthago Nova
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Carthago Nova

Carthago Nova (modern-day Cartagena) was a city on the southern Iberian Peninsula, Spain, originally known as Mastia. Human habitation of the region predates the Neolithic Period, but the area around the site of Carthago Nova seems to have...
Second Crusade
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Second Crusade

The Second Crusade (1147-1149 CE) was a military campaign organised by the Pope and European nobles to recapture the city of Edessa in Mesopotamia which had fallen in 1144 CE to the Muslim Seljuk Turks. Despite an army of 60,000 and the presence...
Reconquista
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Reconquista

The Reconquista (Reconquest) or Iberian Crusades were military campaigns largely conducted between the 11th and 13th century CE to liberate southern Portuguese and Spanish territories, then known as al-Andalus, from the Muslim Moors who had...
Interview: Numantia - Recreating the Ancient Iberian World
Interviewby James Blake Wiener

Interview: Numantia - Recreating the Ancient Iberian World

RECOTechnology is a small game-developer studio based in Madrid, Spain. Their latest video game - Numantia - allows players to explore the conflicts between the ancient Iberians and ancient Romans. James Blake Wiener of Ancient History Encyclopedia...
Saguntum
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Saguntum

Saguntum (modern Sagunto), located near Valencia in Spain, was an Iberian, and then Roman, settlement. The town's most dramatic moment in history came in the late 3rd century BCE when it was attacked by Hannibal, an act which famously sparked...
Roman Empire in 117 CE
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Roman Empire in 117 CE

Map of the Roman Empire at its maximum extent in 117 CE, under the rule of Trajan.
Map of 2nd Century Roman Expansion
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Map of 2nd Century Roman Expansion

A map showing the early expansions of Rome, in the 2nd century BC.
Roman Road, Spain
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Roman Road, Spain

A section of surviving Roman road near Cirauqui in northern Spain. The curb stones can be clearly seen, a common feature of Roman roads.
Pont del Diable Aqueduct, Tarraco
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Pont del Diable Aqueduct, Tarraco

The Pont del Diable aqueduct, Tarraco (Tarragona), Spain. Also known as the Ferreres Bridge, it was built in the 1st century CE it is 217 m long and 27 m high.
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