Amphitheatre, Mérida, Spain

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The Amphitheatre of Merida, was built in the roman colony of Emerita Augusta, which was founded in 25 B.C. by Octavius Augustus, to resettle emeritus soldiers discharged from the Roman army from two veteran legions of the Cantabrian Wars: Legio V Alaudae and Legio X Gemina. The city was the capital of the Roman province of Lusitania. The term emeritus meant in latin "retired" and referred to retired soldiers with honor.

The amphitheater is part of The Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida, which is one of the largest and most extensive archaeological sites in Spain. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993.

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Lucien Kivit on January 20, 2013

Bernard, thank you for your nice comment, like and vote, greetings Lucien

Chinappi on January 20, 2013

:-)

Lorant on January 22, 2013

Very nice historical place! L+F!

Best wishes, Lorant

Lucien Kivit on January 23, 2013

Lorant, thank you for your nice comment, YS and like, greetings Lucien

Ferlancor Pano Yes on February 8, 2013

A fabulous composition: splendid historic scenery marvelously captured in this very nice picture.

YSl 16 64.

Thanks,my friend Lucien, for your kind visit, comment and YSL.

Greetings.

Fernando.

Lucien Kivit on February 9, 2013

Fernando, thank you for your nice comment, YS and like, greetings Lucien

tu andy on March 18, 2013

Fantastic place and shot. Like. Greetings, andy

Lucien Kivit on March 20, 2013

Andy, thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

Lloret on May 17, 2013

interesting view of this ruins, LIKE

Lucien Kivit on May 18, 2013

Lloret , thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

ganzilotomich, on September 11, 2013

Muito bom! de belo enquadre.

Gosto

Lucien Kivit on September 13, 2013

Ganzilotomich , thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

Armando Buira on November 23, 2013

Very beautiful and interesting picture!!! YSL 16/70.

My best wishes, Armando

Lucien Kivit on November 24, 2013

Armando , thank you for your nice comment, YS and like, greetings Lucien

Aditya kumar on February 7

Nice click like + fav & on u'r my fav photographer

Buts Yuri on February 7

Interesting photo! LIKE ! Best wishes, Buts_YV

Lucien Kivit on February 9

Aditya kumar , thank you for your nice comment, YS and like, greetings Lucien

Lucien Kivit on February 9

Buts_YV , thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

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    by Lucien Kivit
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A590 IS
    • Taken on 2011/09/16 12:01:37
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