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|Ianus Augustus, Caput Viae (Mengíbar, Jaén): An interprovincial monumental border in Roman Hispania
|Juan Pedro, Bellón Ruiz
Miguel Ángel, Lechuga Chica
María Isabel, Moreno Padilla
Mario, Gutiérrez Rodríguez
|Recent research undertaken as part of the Iliturgi Project has located the remains of an Early Imperial building complex linked to the Via Augusta. They include the foundations of an arch and a monumental platform whose size and characteristics allow it to be identified as the Ianus Augustus, a monumental complex near the River Baetis that marked the limit between the Roman provinces of Baetica and Tarraconensis. Its location makes it a reference point for our knowledge of the ancient geography of Hispania and for understanding Roman interprovincial frontiers. Geophysical prospections in its surroundings have also revealed the possible remains of a bridge across the river.
|Ianus Augustus, Via Augusta, Hispania Baetica, Roman Frontiers, Iliturgi
|This study was carried out as part of the Excellence Project entitled “Methodology for the archaeological study of battlefields and sieges in the context of the Second Punic War: The Battle of the Metaurus and the sieges of Iliturgi and Castulo (207–206 BCE)” (HAR2016-77847-P), Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities of Spain.
|Cambridge University Press
|Bellón Ruiz JP, Lechuga Chica MÁ, Moreno Padilla MI, Gutiérrez-Rodríguez M. Ianus Augustus, Caput Viae (Mengíbar, Spain): An interprovincial monumental border in Roman Hispania. Journal of Roman Archaeology. 2021;34(1):3-29. doi:10.1017/S1047759421000283
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