Roman Aqueduct - Cartama, Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 36° 42.494 W 004° 37.982
30S E 354140 N 4063749
Quick Description: The Romans renamed the town Cartima, founding it in 195 BC, and providing it with strong defenses. The Roman occupation lasted for six centuries, and during this time it was one of the principal towns of the province.
Location: Andalucía, Spain
Date Posted: 12/23/2014 2:14:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMN43P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
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Long Description:
The Roman town flourished as a centre for processing marble and a trading town for the rich supply of raw minerals extracted from the hills around. Carthima became wealthy and fashionable, and was noted for its fine baths and villas, and magnificent statues of the town's preferred deities, Mars and Venus.

Such was Carthima/Cártama's status in Roman times that one member of a prominent local family was appointed to a decemviri (a powerful magistrates' commission of ten). This was one of only three decemvirate appointments in the entire Baetican province, which roughly coincides with present-day Andalucía.
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When was it built?: 1/1/1000

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