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UNESCO World Heritage Challenge: Frontiers of the Roman Empire

The Roman empire in the 2nd century AD stretched over 5,000km from the Atlantic coast of northern Britain, through Europe to the Black Sea, and from there to the Red Sea and across North Africa to the Atlantic coast. The … Continue reading

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Unesco World Heritage Site challenge: Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida

The Emperor Augustus (63 BC – AD 14) established the Roman colony known as Augusta Emerita – later to become modern Mérida – in 25 BC, and today it is designated as a Unesco site due to the plethora of archaeological … Continue reading

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Unesco World Heritage Site challenge: Historic Centre of Évora

The city of Évora, capital of the Alentejo Province lies around 150km south east of Lisbon and is an excellent example of a city from the golden age of Portugal after the destruction of Lisbon by the earthquake of 1755. … Continue reading

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