Wednesday 16 April 2014

The Roman villa at La Olmeda

In 1968 Javier Cortes Álvarez de Miranda found the remains of a Roman villa on his land in northern Spain.  He excavated it and maintained it for the next 12 years, then handed it over to the Provincial Council of Palencia.

The villa dates from the 1st century and rebuilt in the 4th.  The main hall is in very good condition and the mosaic pictured in part on the card is from that hall. It is thought that the portraits show the owners of the mansion.
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  1. Looks great. Sorry I missed it last Autumn - went straight from Burgos to Leon. It’s on my ‘to visit’ list now.

  2. Amazing....can't imagine "discovering" something like that on one's property!


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