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Offline abejaruco

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ancient mortar
« on: May 08, 2007, 04:01:23 PM »
There is another ruins here in Trafalgar. These ones are Phoenitians, that came to Spain any hundreds years before the Romans. It is a temple that later was offered to the goddess June. And later was destroyed by the arabs to obtein stone to build a castle against the Spanish Reconquest.

You can see the morter, like a cement made with lime and sand. It is still working.




And that could be a bathroom, I think that is impermeable.


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Re: ancient mortar
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2007, 04:34:34 PM »
 :( if i were rich i'd just go craw around in old crumbly stuff forever.  you keep adding to my list of stuff and places to see.  my husband says i should have been an archaeologist, but i think it's good that others have done the work and i can just enjoy what  they have found!

thanks for the pics.
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Re: ancient mortar
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2007, 09:57:06 PM »
:( if i were rich i'd just go craw around in old crumbly stuff forever.  you keep adding to my list of stuff and places to see.  my husband says i should have been an archaeologist, but i think it's good that others have done the work and i can just enjoy what  they have found!

You and me both.. If I won the lottery, I would spend the rest of my life traveling and visiting old historic places. With money, you can give grants to the many thousands of digs going on and be part of the team. What a life that would be, giving money to these groups who are in desperate need of funds to continue their work.

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Re: ancient mortar
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2007, 11:32:33 PM »
Abejaruco,
I always enjoy your photos and bits of history!! :)

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Re: ancient mortar
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2007, 10:48:31 AM »
Abejaruco.  Indeed, agreed with Ken, you do provide some very interesting stuff for us fellow members, thanks a great bunch.

Have the wonderful day, beautiful health and life.  Cindi
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Re: ancient mortar
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2007, 05:09:57 PM »
Ugh I hope to visit Spain some day...we still have family there...my Grandparents are from Macotera...One of my Uncles if from Irun...more family in Marbella..some day perhaps...I will have to go bee sitters though

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Re: ancient mortar
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2007, 01:36:58 AM »
Irún, Macotera and Marbella. :shock:  DayValleyDahlias, you will need time to visit from the wet and industrious north in Irun to the subtropical and touristical south in Marbella, and stopping in Machuca to taste the imperious flavour of Castilla. Yes, yes, you will enjoy that 1000 kms. :)

 

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