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Italica (Santiponce): History. Italica: Roman colony in western Andalusia, not far from Seville.

Italica (Santiponce): History

Map DataImagery ©2014 , Cnes/Spot Image, DigitalGlobe, Instituto de Cartografía de Andalucía Map Data Imagery ©2014 , Cnes/Spot Image, DigitalGlobe, Instituto de Cartografía de Andalucía Fortuna, or the City's Luck (Italica) Italica was founded in 206 BCE during the Second Punic War (218-202), Rome's war against Hannibal.

Although the nearby native city Hispalis (Seville) would always remain a larger city, Italica was also an important center of Roman culture. Several famous Romans were born in Italica. Hadrian, bust from Italica However, the emperors Trajan (ruled 98-117) and his distant relative Hadrian (117-138) were certainly born in this town. Milestone from Italica Among the other contributions of Hadrian to his hometown are the reconstruction of a road, as is shown by a milestone that was excavated near Italica. Conjunto Arqueológico de Itálica. Portal de Museos y Conjuntos Arqueológicos y Monumentales de Andalucía.

Italica. The city of Italica (Spanish: Itálica; north of modern day Santiponce, 9 km NW of Seville, Spain) was founded in 206 BC by the Roman general Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus in order to settle Roman soldiers wounded in the Battle of Ilipa, where the Carthaginian army was defeated during the Second Punic War.


The name Italica bound the colonia to their Italian origins. History[edit] The 2nd-century Venus of Italica, found in 1940 near the theatre (Museo Arqueológico, Seville) The modern town of Santiponce overlies the "old city" of Republican times founded by Scipio and the pre-Roman Iberian city. The well-preserved city of ruins seen today is the nova urbs magnificently laid out under Hadrian's patronage. A shift of the Guadalquivir River bed, probably due to siltation— a widespread problem in antiquity that followed removal of the forest cover—left Italica isolated, high and dry. Modern day[edit] Gallery[edit] References[edit] External links[edit] Gibraltar. Gibraltar (/dʒɨˈbrɔːltər/),[7][8] is a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula at the entrance of the Mediterranean.


It has an area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) and a northern border with the Province of Cádiz in Andalusia, Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the only landmark of the region. At its foot is the densely populated city area, home to almost 30,000 Gibraltarians and other nationalities.[9] An Anglo-Dutch force captured Gibraltar from Spain in 1704 during the War of the Spanish Succession on behalf of the Habsburg pretender to the Spanish throne. The territory was subsequently ceded to Britain "in perpetuity" under the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713.

The sovereignty of Gibraltar is a major point of contention in Anglo-Spanish relations as Spain asserts a claim to the territory.[11] Gibraltarians overwhelmingly rejected proposals for Spanish sovereignty in a 1967 referendum and again in 2002. Etymology[edit] History[edit] Early history[edit] Guadix-The Home Of The Cave Dwellers by Andalucia Travel Guide. Located in the eastern corner of the Granada Province of Andalucia on the left bank of the river Guadix is the City of Guadix, The city has a population of around 20,000 live in this Andalucian city which occupies part of an elevated plateau nestled amongst the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

Guadix-The Home Of The Cave Dwellers by Andalucia Travel Guide

It is surrounded by anciant walls and you can still see the ruins of the old Moorish castle that stood here. There is a Cathedral in the city built in the 18th century on the site of a mosque which is well worth a visit although it does not have the same architectural merit of some of Andalucia´s more famous Cathedrals. Once famous for its cutlery , it is now better know for its intresting housing .In the area of the town known as Barrio Troglodyte where more than half the population reside in Cave Houses. These homes are by no means primitive or basic but are decorated in stunning colours and for centuries have provided a very good solution to the summer heat.

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