"Roman Street." Medina Sidonia Things to Do Tip by Beach_dog

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  Roman Street
by Beach_dog

After the tour of the Museum, the guide took us on a small walk to a nearby street, we entered a building and made our way through a passage and down some steps. Another surprise, in the basement of the building was a complete Roman street. It had been discovered during the construction of an underground carpark, the car park was moved aside and the room containing the roadway preserved.

I was very impressed, the street looked as though it was much more recent than the 2000 years it had existed, much of that time buried and forgotten under the later settlements. The surface was paved with slabs, pavements existed at either side, even the remains of an entrance into a Roman building. It still had a sewer running underneath in its center.

The walls of the basement were decorated with plans and maps of the Roman town, along with some of the finds, found during the excavation and photgraphs. Who knows how much of this still exists below the streets of modern Medina.

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  • Updated Jan 14, 2004
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