Museo Histórico Municipal de Écija - Ecija, Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 37° 32.364 W 005° 04.775
30S E 316271 N 4156744
Quick Description: In Roman times the town of Ecija was at first known as Astigi. During the Roman civil war Écija stood "firmly" at the side of Julius Caesar in the Battle of Munda.
Location: Andalucía, Spain
Date Posted: 12/18/2014 1:38:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMN3B8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
As a reward Caesar ordered the town's fortification and refounded it as a Julian colony, possibly Colonia Iulia Firma Astigitana. Under the reign of Octavian, the later emperor Augustus, the colony was strengthened according to Caesar's construction plans, and its name was finalized as Colonia Iulia Augusta Firma Astigitana.

The museum houses an important collection of Roman art, with splendid mosaics, and sculptures such as the 'Wounded Amazon'.

The upper level features a hall devoted to six fantastically preserved Roman mosaics, some unearthed beneath Écija's central square, with one tableau depicting the 'birth' of wine.
Most Relevant Historical Period: Roman Republic 509 B.C. - 27 B.C.

Admission Fee: Free

Opening days/times:
WINTER (1st October to 31st May) Tuesdays to Fridays 10:00 to 13:30 and 16:30 to 18:30 Saturdays: 10:00 to 14:00 and 17:30 to 20:00 Sundays and public holidays: 10:00 to 15:00 Closed on Mondays SUMMER (1st June to 30th September) Tuesdays to Fridays: 10:00 to 14:30 Saturdays: 10:00 to 14:00 and 20:00 to 22:00 Sundays and public holidays: 10:00 to 15:00 Closed on Mondays

Web Site: [Web Link]

Condition: Partly intact or reconstructed

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