Thursday, 9 April 2015

Carranque Archaeological Park - Tour of Ancient world

Name:    Carranque Archaeological Park
Continent:    EUROPE
Alt Name:    Parque Arqueologico de Carranque
Country:    Spain
Period:    Ancient Rome
Sub-Region:    -
Date:    300AD - 399AD
City/Town:    Carranque
Figure:     -
Resorts:    Carranque,

Carranque Archaeological Park history
Carranque Archaeological Park (Parque Arqueologico de Carranque) contains a series of Ancient Roman ruins built in the fourth century AD. The site is believed to have a connection with Emperor Theodosius I the Great.
Carranque Archaeological Park is mainly comprised of a well preserved villa - known as the Materno Villa - as well as a nymphaeum (temple) and a basilica. There is also a small ancient burial ground.
A good place to either start or end your trip is at the visitor centre, which contains some of the objects found at the Carranque Archaeological Park as well as models of how it would once have looked.

Carranque contains the site of a Roman villa that is protected as an archeological park by the Castile-La Mancha government. There are three main buildings visible by above-ground remains, the ruins of a Roman mill and a modern interpretation building.
It is located by the River Guadarrama, near a Roman road. It seems to be near the lost city of Titultiam
The buildings date from the late fourth century and are thought to belong to a "Villa of Maternus Cinigius", the uncle of Theodosius. Theodosius I, Roman emperor, who was born in Hispania. In 1983 a local peasant, Samuel López Iglesias, found a series of mosaic floors while plowing in the fields known as las Suertes de Abajo.
The interpretation facility exhibits objects found during the excavations

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