Skip to content

Hail, Quintus Caecilius Metellus

pollentia.jpg

Don’t take my word for it, but it is said that the island of Mallorca was conquered by the Romans in the year 123 B. C. under General Quintus Caecilius Metellus.

Within a hundred years, some 3,000 Roman citizens were brought to this island. Mallorca was thus incorporated into Republican Rome, and remained so for almost 600 years.

Pollentia was made the capital of Mallorca, which is not today’s Pollença, as one would think, but is actually near today’s Alcúdia.

Quite a few archaeological sites can still be found on the outskirts of modern day Alcúdia, such as the site of an age-old, worn Roman amphitheatre (as shown in my photo), or a Roman bridge.

Alcúdia also offers us a very interesting Museum of Roman Art, the Museu Monográfico de Pollentia. Well worth a visit. Opening hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10h00 to 16h00, as well as Saturday and Sunday, 10h00 to 14h00. Entry charges are a modest 2 €.

The photo was chosen from my archive. It was taken in the town of Alcúdia, Mallorca, Spain. The date: May 14th, 2005. The time was 17:16:03.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

December 2007
S M T W T F S
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

Stats

  • 1,518,688 visits

Copyright

Copyright © November Press 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to November Press and Mallorca Daily Photo Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Copyleft ©© Klaus Fabricius 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

%d bloggers like this: