The Roman theatre of Merida (Unesco World Heritage List, 1993), Extremadura, Spain. Roman civilisation, 15-16 BC.

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Mérida, capital of Extremadura, was once also capital of the Roman province of Lusitania (as Emerita Augusta, founded 25 BC) and is still home to the most impressive and extensive Roman ruins in all Spain. The ruins lie sprinkled around town, often appearing in the most unlikely corners, and one can only wonder what still lies buried beneath the lively, modern city.

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