expat Posted June 29, 2022 · Member Share Posted June 29, 2022 This morning we visited Museo Arceologico de Almeria. 15 minute drive from where we live. It is devoted purely to the area in and around Almeria. Starting with the the Los Millares Society. The first farming and stockbreeding community, 5500 - 3200 BC. Then the Argaric Society 2250 - 1550 BC (which was the beginning of the cultural inheritance of what was then un-named but was named al-marijja by Caliph Abd al-Rahman in 955 AD). There was then a long period of various tribes coming and going with the longest stayers being the Carthaginians. Rome landed a settlement of soldiers and civilians in 206 BC in what was the Ribera de la Algaida (between Roquetas, where we live, and Aguadulce). https://www.andalucia.com/history/romans.htm 376 AD saw the start of numerous invasions starting with the Goths escaping the Huns. Vandal tribes in 409 AD received land from the Romans under treaty and in 417 AD the Visigoths invaded. In 476 AD Romulus Augustulus was forced to abdicate to the Germanic warlord Odoacer after losing the Battle of Ravenna (Northern Italy, last Capital of the Western Roman Empire). Most chronologies place this the end of the Western Roman Empire. A few of the uncovered coinage from this area The Moors ruled parts of Andalucia from the early 8th until the late 15th centuries – 800 years of history. A part of a hoard found near Almeria 16 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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