The Roman colony of Emerita Augusta (present day Mérida) was founded in 25 BC by Augustus, to resettle emeritus 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.
Emerita Augusta sections
Intro Roman theatre Roman amphitheatre Roman circus Roman bridge over the Guadiana Los Milagros Aqueduct Rabo de Buey-San L\u00e1zaro Aqueduct Temple of Diana Trajan Arch Mithraeum House Los Columbarios Alcazaba Santa Eulalia Basilica Concatedral of Santa Mar\u00eda La Mayor Other sights and attractions Protected sites See also References
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