Mosaic of Ruins Portrays Life in a Major Roman Outpost in Spain Reply

Roman ruins Tarragona

Miranda S. Spivack writes for the Washington–On a sunny Saturday near the Spanish coastal city of Tarragona, my husband and I stood in a small building with a rounded ceiling, gazing at a finely crafted mosaic that’s said to be about 1,500 years old.

The building is surrounded by an empty field and has a small paved parking lot, also empty. It quickly became clear that on this day, we were the only tourists there. Surely there had been others the day before? One of the two curators on the site shrugged, paused a moment, and then gave his answer. “Quizas tres,” he said, with a shrug. Maybe three.


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Centelles Tarragona mosaics



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