Forua, Roman village (I-IV Century AD)

Below article is an impression of a visit to Forua Roman excavation site, a few kilometres north of Gernika, Basque Country, Spain, August 2017. Original English summary, English translations of Spanish texts are those encountered on three displays at the north side of the dig. Unfortunately, the displays on the south of the excavations were missing. Photographs by G.Dijkman. 

Oiassu, Roman settlement (80 BC-476 AD)

Below article is a description of the Roman era at Gipuzkoa in general, and more in detail of Oiassu (Irún, 10km east of San Sebastián/Donostia, Basque Country, Spain). The text is taken from publication in Basque Language called 'Erromatar Garaia' (p.105-115), issued by the Oiassu Museum (visit August 2017), downloadable from its website (see sources below). 

Iruña-Veleia: Roman town (I BC-V AD)

Below article pays homage to the hardworking archaeologists at the Roman excavation site of Iruña-Veleia (10 km west of Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain) during a visit in August 2017, and Patxi at the small information office at this site. Translations of Spanish (Italicised) into English by G.Dijkman.

Puente del Mar, Valencia (1596)

Below article is a Latin text found at the Puente del mar, Valencia (December 2016). The inscription is dated 1596, and testifies that the Valentia Senate & People (SPQV) appointed a number of prominent people to deal with the consequences of historic inundations. Spanish and Dutch (preliminary) translations are given.

Caecilia Artemis, Valencia (101-200 AD)

Below Roman inscription is found on a funerary stela, photographed at Museu de Prehistòria de València, December 2016. 

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