Empuries Timeline

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  • c. 550 BCE
    Empuries is founded by colonists from Massalia.
  • 218 BCE
    Scipio Africanus lands an army at Empuries in northeastern Spain during the Second Punic War.
  • 211 BCE
    Scipio Africanus lands an army for the second time at Empuries in northeastern Spain during the Second Punic War.
  • 195 BCE
    Marcus Porcius Cato serves as consul and lands an army at Empuries in northeastern Spain to quash the Iberian revolt.
  • c. 100 BCE
    The Roman military camp at Empuries begins to transform into a town.
  • 45 BCE
    Julius Caesar settles legionary veterans at Empuries.
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