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Numantia–or Don’t Mess with Rome

The Roman Empire was a nice package of countries and peoples. But what happened if you didn’t want to become part of it? The native Spaniards of a little town called Numantia decided that they were damned if they would … Continue reading

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A Roman Villa (Part I)

Dimas Fernandez-Galiano, the head archaeologist, had a theory. The luxurious Roman villa he was excavating near Madrid had belonged to Maternus Cynegius, the right-hand man of the emperor Theodosius. A bit far-fetched, no? Well, to a rich man named Maternus … Continue reading

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