Knowing ‘Confluentia’ through the Museum of Segovia

Knowing ‘Confluentia’ through the Museum of Segovia

Through the conferences held by the Segovia Museum with the name of "Archeology encounters in the museum”On April 18 at 7:30 p.m., the enriched Segovian heritage.

The appointment took place in the conference room, framed in the block with the title "From the first cities to land of the Empire: Segovia in Antiquity"And with the Roman city of Duratón as the main protagonist,"Confluentia", Which had its place of settlement in the Sepúlveda town.

Santiago Martínez Caballero, director of the Museum of Segovia, explained to the attendees how this city developed, progressed and finally had its decline, supporting its arguments on archaeological findings. Interested and specialized in Geography and History, Martínez Caballero has always focused on the field of Classical archeology betting on a great dedication to Roman times. In addition to being known for his duties as author and co-author of different books, he has stood out for his research projects on excavations in Tiermes and Duratón.

During the conferences, the latest research carried out since 2000 by the director of the Museum and the professor at the Complutense University of Madrid, Julio Mangas Maniarrés, was presented. While these investigations were being carried out, architectural features that took place in Roman cities. In the protagonist Confluentia It highlights an access ramp to the city, some hot springs from which mosaics were obtained that were part of the decoration of the Palace of Aranjuez and the Forum Pecuarium-campus used as a cattle market.

The economic development of this city was possible thanks to interregional commercial traffic, livestock activities and artisanal activities carried out with animal materials. After the settlement of the Visigoths in the center of Hispania from the 5th century AD, the population of the city began to decrease until they finally abandoned the place to settle in the nascent town of Sepúlveda.

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I was born in Madrid on August 27, 1988 and since then I started a work of which there is no example. Fascinated by both numbers and letters and a lover of the unknown, that is why I am a future graduate in Economics and Journalism, interested in understanding life and the forces that have shaped it. Everything is easier, more useful and more exciting if, with a look at our past, we can improve our future and for that… History.


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