Spain is the second largest mountainous country in Europe, second
only to Switzerland.
Spain was conquered, invaded and ruled by 5-6 different conquerors
First inhabitants was 1500,000 BCE, they were the Neanderthals
The Cro-Magnon (
Cave of Altamira:
a cave in Spain famous for its prehistoric cave paintings featuring
drawings and rock paintings of wild mammals and human hands.
Its special relevance comes from the fact that it was the first cave in
Phoenicians first colony of Spain:
Phoenicians invented the alphabet. They discovered that with one
symbol for each phoneme, a system of some 30 basic signs is adequate to
express most languages.
Phoenicians left no written
Lecture # 4
Romans in Spain
A large number of sick and wounded roman legionnaires settled in
Italica (modern Seville) after the Punic wars.
It took a long time for the Romans to conquer Spain because it was a
very mountainous plac
Illustrates the remaining Roman culture in Tarragona
A week in May, all restaurants in Tarragona sell Greek dishes, adds
spices and such
A beautiful city with much culture both Spanish and Greek
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