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Categories & Keywords

Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory Detail:Spain
Keywords:Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida, Emerita Augusta, Patrimonio de la Humanidad, World Heritage, Alcazaba, Merida, Spain, Spanien, Spanje, Unesco, Weltculturerbe, Welterbe, Werelderfgoed
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Dimensions4292 x 2896
Original file size6.5 MB
Image typeJPEG
Merida, Spain

2014 3 Merida 1633

The Roman colony of Emerita Augusta (present day Mérida) was founded in 25 BC by Octavius Augustus, to reset tleemeritus soldiers discharged from the Roman army from two veteran legions of the Cantabrian Wars: Legio V Alaudae and Legio X Gemina.
The city was the capital of the Roman province of Lusitania.
Today the Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida is one of the largest and most extensive archaeological sites in Spain and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993.