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Colosseum (or "Theater") in Italica  
   

Colosseum (or "Theater") in Italica

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - Sevilla to Lisboa

October 2nd 2009
Somewhat regretfully, we departed Sevilla and head to Lisboa through the Algarve. Our first stop was in Italica, a Roman town founded in 206 B.C. by Publius Cornelius Scipio "Africanus" to provide land and accommodations for his veterans of the battle of Ilipa, where the Carthaginians were defeated in the Second Punic War. In that battle, the Carthaginians were finally evicted from the Iberian pen ... read more
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Spanish Flag Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more
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