• The Roman Occupation

The Roman Occupation

The disembarkation of Rome in Ampurias (Gerona), in the 218 B. C., would suppose the end of the Carthaginian world, taking to the Mediterranean to a common destiny: the Roman unification.

The material rest bound with the time: traps and amphoras in the Cabo and beaches of San José, Cala Higuera, Escullos and Rodalquilar, salt meat villas, factories, interments and rest of Roman road and hydraulic works.
The occupation took 150 years in consolidating, agreeing with the peace of Augusto. Until then, the interest of Rome turned around the metallurgy in the Southeast and Níjar to the gold of Rodalquilar, the fishing activity and the salt mines. The rain tanks were made for the local culture and to supply themselves in the routes towards the inner regions. Before the fall and division of the empire, the Barbarians of the North and “mauros” already invaded this earth, falling in forgetfulness in the centuries I VI and VII B.C, when Bizancio governed from Carthage Spartaria (Cartagena).
This time left influences of the Aegean, like the encalado wall, the central plant and the cupolas of color. In The VII C., under the visigótic bishopric of Urci (in Huércal, next to Almeria), they coexist trading Eastern and Jewish with rest of Roman, Greek, Iberian and North African population.
The Islam begins its expansion now.

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