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Augusta Emerita: Amphitheater House


Amphitheater House, Mérida. Photo Jan van Vliet.
Amphitheater House, Mérida
Augusta Emerita: Roman city in western Spain, modern Mérida, capital of the province of Lusitania.
 
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Directly outside the walls of Augusta Emerita was the group of buildings that is collectively known as the Amphitheater House. They were excavated in 1947, and include a part of the city wall, of the San Lázaro aqueduct and a water tower, two houses, and a mausoleum. One of the houses, built in the fist century and discovered in 1992, contained some beautiful mosaics of fish and a wine harvest.

A satellite photo of the area can be seen here.

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Fish Mosaic in the Amphitheater House, Mérida. Photo Jan van Vliet. Harvest Mosaic in the Amphitheater House, Mérida. Photo Jan van Vliet. Spiral Mosaic in the Amphitheater House, Mérida. Photo Jan van Vliet. Wall Paintings in the Amphitheater House, Mérida. Photo Jan van Vliet.
Fish Mosaic Harvest Mosaic Spiral Mosaic Wall Paintings
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Revision: 28 April 2009
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