The Late Roman Walls at Conímbriga, Portugal

Title

The Late Roman Walls at Conímbriga, Portugal

Description

Ancient Conímbriga, about 12 miles (approximately 20 kilometers outside Coimbra, Portugal) was a Roman town that flourished under the Flavians and witnessed an influx of wealthy homes, expensively furnished, in the second century C.E. The Roman walls, seen here, changed the feel of the old town, in some cases, running through once private property and shrinking the town. Defensive measures against raiding tribes, such as the Vandals and Suebi, they have been dated to the late third or early fourth century C.E. Life at the settlement continued for many centuries afterwards, into the Visigothic era.

Creator

Douglas Boin

Source

Photography of the site, as well as the of archaeological drawing currently at site, by Douglas Boin

Date

2019

Contributor

Douglas Boin

Files

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Collection

Reference

Douglas Boin, The Late Roman Walls at Conímbriga, Portugal, 2019

Cite As

Douglas Boin, “The Late Roman Walls at Conímbriga, Portugal,” Living Late Antiquity, accessed July 21, 2019, http://livinglateantiquity.org/items/show/237.

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