Sites & cities that bear the name of Zaragoza


Today in : Spain
First trace of activity : ca. 7th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Salduvia, Salduba, Salduie, Caesaraugusta, سرقسطة, Saraqusṭa, Çaragoça, Saragossa

Description : Zaragoza, also known in English as Saragossa, is the capital city of the Zaragoza province and of the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain. It lies by the Ebro river and its tributaries, the Huerva and the Gállego, roughly in the center of both Aragon and the Ebro basin. The oldest known human population on the terrain of present-day Zaragoza is evidenced by some funds of cabins from the Final Bronze Age found at the confluence of the Huerva and Ebro rivers , and dated between 630 and 600 BC. C. This settlement lasts in the First Iron Age between this date and the beginning of the 5th century BC. C. found several adobe houses on the same site. However, from the 5th century to the 3rd century BC, there is no news of the evolution of this settlement. It is to be assumed that in this period, together with the entire region of the middle valley of the Ebro , it assimilated the advanced iron culture, through the Levantine Iberian influence, which must have been transmitted along the communication channel that the river supposes, called Iberus by the Romans. Despite being surrounded by Celtiberian villages , the city of Salduie shows distinctive Iberian characters, which suggests that over these two centuries it experienced extraordinary cultural and technological advancement. The city went on to exceed 10 ha in the 1st century BC. C., which indicates a complex socio-political structure and the domain of a peri-urban environment comparable to that of the current municipal term.

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