Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I learned that Spain was originally inhabited by the Romans. Our group went on a tour of Barcino, the Roman part of the city that has been preserved. Roman ruins including parts of the Roman government forum, a cemetery, and a whole house, market, and sewage and water systems were discovered while digging to build the foundation for a new building in Barcelona as well as when one started digging to construct a new parking lot. To their surprise, they found ruins underneath the soil. For living so long ago, the Romans were pretty intelligent as they used relatively advanced technology in their water systems and machines. We use some of the same types of machines the Romans used back in the day to make wine.