Low angle view of Forum, 1st century AD, Segobriga, Spain, pictured on April 13, 2006, in the afternoon. The forum, or central public space of the town, accessed by a grand staircase, is still well paved and has an inscription to Spantamicus Proculus, who commissioned it. All around the square are ruined columns, the remains of the basilica and temple of the Imperial-cult. Segobriga was founded by the Romans in the 1st century BC, after the Punic wars, and the town was developed during the reign of  Augustus. It became an important administrative centre whose local industry was mining 'specularis lapis', a crystallized sheet gypsum used for window glass. Picture by Manuel Cohen.

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Low angle view of Forum, 1st century AD, Segobriga, Spain, pictured on April 13, 2006, in the afternoon. The forum, or central public space of the town, accessed by a grand staircase, is still well paved and has an inscription to Spantamicus Proculus, who commissioned it. All around the square are ruined columns, the remains of the basilica and temple of the Imperial-cult. Segobriga was founded by the Romans in the 1st century BC, after the Punic wars, and the town was developed during the...
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