Spain

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Spain's mix of Arab and Roman cultures make it a fascinating destination for the traveler bent on archaeology. Spain PDF EBook This meticulously researched Oxford Archaeological Guide offers complete coverage of the main sites—dating from prehistory to the 12th century—including the Arab walls of Madrid, Roman hippodrome in Toledo, palace complex of Seville, Islamic fortress in Má download; laga, and the Roman and medieval town of Segóbriga. It covers 130 sites and includes more than 100 site plans, maps, diagrams, and photographs.

The level of fine detail is evident in this excerpt from the entry on Cancho Roano:

Roman town and Iberian palace—Of the Roman town of Iulipa the principal trace is a tall thin mausoleum that dominates the Plaza Mayor. One and a half Roman columns, with a Corinthian capital, have been reconstructed rather picturesquely on top of it. The church contains reused Roman columns, probably from a small temple, and there are remains of a castle of Arab origin....
Star ratings are used to highlight must- PDFsee forums, temples, theaters, villas, castles, and churches. The introduction covers Spain's history, from the Neolithic period to the Middle Ages, and helps place the sites within their cultural context. Also included are a historical chronology of sites and a glossary of essential terms. —Kathryn True Like this book? Read online this: Roman's Redemption (Roman, #2), The A to Z of Spain.

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