A Student of History

May 1, 2006

History paved over in Spain, this time….

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Maass @ 3:39 am

This kind of thing does not just happen in the US.  From Times Online:

THE archeologists could barely hide their excitement. Beneath the main square of Ecija, a small town in southern Spain, they had unearthed an astounding treasure trove of Roman history.

They discovered a well-preserved Roman forum, bath house, gymnasium and temple as well as dozens of private homes and hundreds of mosaics and statues — one of them considered to be among the finest found.

But now the bulldozers have moved in. The last vestiges of the lost city known as Colonia Augusta Firma Astigi — one of the great cities of the Roman world — have been destroyed to build an underground municipal car park.

It seems that the town's mayor ran on a pledge to revitalize downtown, which included the car park.  Wow.  Complete article here.

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