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Adventure Guides Spain by Kelly Lipscomb

By Kelly Lipscomb

During this advisor, a resident of Spain delves into each province and city. She tells of the historical past and tradition, and gives innumerable necessary vacationing advice. every little thing is explored - the towns, the parks, the islands, the mountains, the meals. The publication covers the whole state, from Ibiza to Granada, Andalucia, Barcelona, Madrid and Toledo.

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The first megalithic stone monuments (dolmens) were constructed around 3500 BC to serve, at least initially, as sepulchres, with the best examples found at Antequera (Andalucía). By the end of the Bronze Pre-Roman Hispania n 25 n Pre-Roman Hispania The earliest accounts of a native Spanish people, whom the Greeks referred to collectively as Iberians, were during the sixth century BC. This mixture of dark-skinned tribes, from which the modern Basques may or may not have descended, likely immigrated from North Africa and the Mediterranean Coast around 1600 BC.

Tensions with Rome escalated, leading to the Second Punic War (218-201 BC), in which the Carthaginian General Hannibal and his elephants were routed in Rome and in Spain. The Roman victory over the Carthaginians at Ilipa (Alcala del Rio) in 206 BC and Zama (Carthage) in 202 BC effectively marked the beginning of Roman Hispania. Over the next 600 years the Romans would transform the backward lands of the Iberian Peninsula into a flourishing civilization. They were the first to successfully unite the peninsula, which they governed as the three territories Introduction Age excavated tombs indicate that the inhabitants were enduring periodic invasions and clashes with a new breed of settlers.

On the morning of March 11, simultaneous explosions rocked commuter trains at Madrid’s central Atocha train station as hundreds of commuters traveled to work for the day. As word of the explosions spread across the country, a fear not unlike that which the Americans had experienced in the aftermath of September 11 gripped the Spanish population. Candlelight vigils were held throughout the country, and the anti-war protests resumed with a newfound vigor. The Spanish government, headed by Aznar’s Partido Popular, was quick to implicate the Basque Separatist Group ETA in the attack, though ETA had never perpetrated an attack of such magnitude.

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