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Gerunda. The Foundation of the City  [room 2]

1ST CENTURY B.C. – 7TH CENTURY A.D.

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Pavement mosaic of de Can Pau Birol. 300 AD. Bell·lloc del Pla, Gérone. Opus tesselatum. 3, 40 x 6, 10 m.

Gerunda was founded by the Romans almost two thousand years ago, at a time when the whole empire was carrying out a great activity of founding new cities. Due to Gerunda’s strategic situation, where land communications in a north-south direction were controlled, the Romans built powerful city walls, taking advantage of the natural landscape and forming a city of a practically triangular shape. The Roman city had a population of between one and two thousand inhabitants, living in an urban network of parallel and perpendicular streets.

 
 

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