Augusta Emerita

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Augusta Emerita, also called Emerita Augusta,[1] was an ancient Roman colonia (settlement) founded in 25 BC in present day Mérida, Spain. The city was founded by Roman Emperor Augustus and was the capital of the Roman province of Lusitania.

Augusta Emerita
Roman theater in Mérida
Augusta Emerita is located in Spain
Augusta Emerita
Shown within Spain
LocationMérida, Extremadura, Spain
Coordinates38°55′N 6°20′W / 38.917°N 6.333°W / 38.917; -6.333
Founded25 BC
Official nameArchaeological Ensemble of Mérida
Criteriaiii, iv
Designated1993 (17th session)
Reference no.664
State PartySpain
RegionEurope and North America

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  1. "City of Emerita Augusta". Spanish Art. Archived from the original on October 6, 2022. Retrieved May 5, 2020.