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Interview: Numantia - Recreating the Ancient Iberian World
Article by James Blake Wiener

Interview: Numantia - Recreating the Ancient Iberian World

RECOTechnology is a small game-developer studio based in Madrid, Spain. Their latest video game - Numantia - allows players to explore the conflicts between the ancient Iberians and ancient Romans. James Blake Wiener of Ancient History Encyclopedia...
Rock Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian  ... (UNESCO/NHK)
Video by UNESCO TV NHK Nippon Hoso Kyokai

Rock Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian ... (UNESCO/NHK)

The late prehistoric rock-art sites of the Mediterranean seaboard of the Iberian peninsula form an exceptionally large group. Here the way of life during a critical phase of human development is vividly and graphically depicted in paintings...
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida (UNESCO/NHK)
Video by UNESCO TV NHK Nippon Hoso Kyokai

Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida (UNESCO/NHK)

The colony of Augusta Emerita, which became present-day Mérida in Estremadura, was founded in 25 B.C. at the end of the Spanish Campaign and was the capital of Lusitania. The well-preserved remains of the old city include, in particular...
The Lady of Elche
Image by James Blake Wiener

The Lady of Elche

The "Lady of Elche" or "Lady of Elx" is a masterpiece of ancient Iberian culture. Carved in the round, the sculpture represents a woman with an idealized face, richly garbed and bejeweled. Made of limestone in the late 5th-early 4th century...
Iberian Female Offerants
Image by James Blake Wiener

Iberian Female Offerants

These offering bearers made from limestone are the most common type of representation found at the ancient Iberian Shrine of Cerro de los Santos (Montealegre de Castillo, Albacete) in Spain. These specimens date from the 3rd-2nd century BCE...
Patera from the Perotito Hoard
Image by James Blake Wiener

Patera from the Perotito Hoard

This patera for libations dates from the second half of the 3rd-early 1st cetury BCE, and it was found in the ancient Iberian Perotito Hoard. Made out of sheet silver with repoussé decoration, the patera features a traditional Iberian scene...
The Bulls of Guisando
Image by Lidia Pelayo Alonso

The Bulls of Guisando

The bulls of Guisando are four zoomorphic sculptures carved in stone and located in the Ávila region (Spain). These bulls were carved by the Vetonians, one of the Celtic peoples who lived on the Iberian Peninsula before the Roman conquest...
Verrco Sculpture from Ancient Iberia
Image by James Blake Wiener

Verrco Sculpture from Ancient Iberia

This verraco of a pig is made of granite and dates from the 3rd-1st century BCE. It was created by members of the Vettonian culture of ancient Iberia and was found in the Spanish province of Ávila. Verracos were sculptures of male beasts...
Lioness of Baena
Image by James Blake Wiener

Lioness of Baena

The "Lioness of Baena" was made of limestone in the 5th century BCE by ancient Iberian people. It was found at Minguillar Hill (Baena, Córdoba), Spain. In a menacing pose with open jaws, this lioness may have been a protective element on...
Late Bronze Age Iberian Bowls
Image by James Blake Wiener

Late Bronze Age Iberian Bowls

These bowls are from the Late Bronze Age settlement of Axtroki (Bolibar, Excoriatza, Guipúzcoa), Spain and are made from pure gold. When they were found, one bowl was inside the other. It has recently been suggested that these pieces and...