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Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida
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The colony of Augusta Emerita, which became present-day Mérida in Estremadura, was founded in 25 B.C. at the end of the Spanish Campaign and was the capital of Lusitania. The well-preserved remains of the old city include, in particular, a large bridge over the Guadiana, an amphitheatre, a theatre, a vast circus and an exceptional water-supply system. It is an excellent example of a provincial Roman capital during the empire and in the years afterwards.

Place/country: Spain,
Series: NHK World Heritage 100,
Type: Documentary
Duration: 00:02:49
Publisher/producer: NHK,
Published in: 1993

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