The Romans at Villa La Olmeda and Las Medulas

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Sep 242012

Discovered in 1968 by a local farmer who was tilling his fields in preparation for seeding, the ruins of the RomanVilla La Olmeda date back to the latter part of the 1st century A.D. Systematic archeological work began in 1980 and culminated in 2010 with the opening of the current permanent building and exhibits. The mosaic floors are among the most vivid, intricate and intact that we have ever seen including Italy, Sicily and Greece. Views and explanations are enhanced by interactive technology and social history which bring both function and structure to life.

Madrid to Burgos

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Sep 192012

An easy flight with a smooth transition to the car pickup and we were soon on our way to Burgos. Our hotel was conveniently situated in a recently refurbished neighborhood overlooking a river park and promenade filled with local people out to meet and greet at days end and just a short walk to the Burgos Museum of Human Evolution. This newly completed stunning architectural jewel summarizes the latest archeological and anthropological data in an exciting and fascinating high tech presentation. We then enhanced our museum visit with a day trip to the dig site in the Sierra de Atapuerca where Spanish archeologists have discovered one of the largest and earliest mass grave sites resulting in new and theory shifting finds.