::Emerita Augusta


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Emerita Augusta. The theater and anphitheater are visible to the right, along the city wall.

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.

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.

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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