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Christians Buried the ‘Immoral’ Theater of Emerita Augusta, But the Grand Monument Would Rise Again

Monday, February 13, 2017 4:41
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Christians Buried the ‘Immoral’ Theater of Emerita Augusta, But the Grand Monument Would Rise Again

A grand ancient Roman city with an impressive amount of buildings that allow you to feel like you've traveled in time. We are going to take you on a journey around a city created in Spain just a few years after the death of Cleopatra.

Over five years after the death of the Egyptian Queen, Octavian Augustus was a powerful ruler whose troops reached lands that were out-of-reach to his ancestors. The spectacular ruins of the ancient city of Emerita Augusta are the remnants of constructions created by his order and prepared to resettle emeritus soldiers – Roman veterans discharged from their legions. Most of them belonged to the Legio X Gemina and Legio V Alaudae. The settlement is located on the current site of the city of Mérida in Spain. Emerita Augusta became a capital of the Roman province of Lusitania. It was a provincial Rome full of magnificent buildings. The site is now a paradise for every person who loves the history of the Roman Empire.

Portal of the Roman forum from Emerita Augusta, now Mérida, Spain.

Portal of the Roman forum from Emerita Augusta, now Mérida, Spain. (CC BY SA 4.0)

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