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Scale Model of Augusta Emerita (Mérida, Spain)

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Carole Raddato
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published on 24 April 2021
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Augusta Emerita (modern-day Mérida in Spain) was a Roman colony established by Augustus in 25 BCE. The city was the capital of the Roman province of Lusitania, and was one of the largest in Hispania with an area of over 20,000 square kilometres (7,700 sq miles). The rectangular plan typical of Roman towns is still reflected in the modern town. Augusta Emerita possessed two fora, three aqueducts and a number of public buildings such baths, temples, basilicas, and was equipped with recreational spaces, including a theatre, an amphitheatre and a circus.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2021, April 24). Scale Model of Augusta Emerita (Mérida, Spain). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13886/scale-model-of-augusta-emerita-merida-spain/

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Raddato, Carole. "Scale Model of Augusta Emerita (Mérida, Spain)." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 24, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13886/scale-model-of-augusta-emerita-merida-spain/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Scale Model of Augusta Emerita (Mérida, Spain)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 24 Apr 2021. Web. 11 May 2021.