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Fifth-century Roman city wall dug up in Tortosa
Culture Sun, Aug 7, 2016

Fifth-century Roman city wall dug up in Tortosa

EXCAVATIONS in the popular expat town of Tortosa (Tarragona province) have uncovered a chunk of a fifth-century Roman city wall – the oldest archaeological finding to date in the area. At 40 metres (130 feet) long and...

Salamanca's 'botched' Michelangelo compared to Cecilia's Ecce Homo
Culture Sun, Jul 24, 2016

Salamanca's 'botched' Michelangelo compared to...

CECILIA Jiménez's restoration may have a successor - although as yet, it has not gone as viral as the 80-something parishioner's botched, or as the lady herself revealed later, unfinished, fresco. A 17th...

Warning signs to stop tourists climbing Segovia aqueduct
Culture Sat, Apr 23, 2016

Warning signs to stop tourists climbing Segovia aqueduct

CITY authorities in Segovia have had to put signs up to warn visitors and residents not to keep climbing the famous aqueduct. The temptation is too much for some locals and tourists, who are frequently seen scrambling...

Parliament lions in specs read 'Quijote' for Cervantes' 400th centenary
Culture Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Parliament lions in specs read 'Quijote' for...

READING glasses will be put on the bronze lions on the steps of Parliament and the statues will be seen poring over a copy of on Saturday, the 400 anniversary of its author, Miguel de Cervantes' death. This...

Pedro Almodóvar to receive honorary degree from Oxford
Culture Sat, Apr 9, 2016

Pedro Almodóvar to receive honorary degree from Oxford

TO CHEER up cult film director Pedro Almodóvar in the midst of his having been named in the Panamá leaks, the most-prolific silver-screen production maker will be awarded an honorary degree from Oxford University. Of...

'Botched' Cádiz castle restoration goes global
Culture Wed, Mar 16, 2016

'Botched' Cádiz castle restoration goes global

AN UNFORTUNATE castle restoration in the province of Cádiz has gone viral, sparking criticism from all over the globe. The 9th-century Matrera fortress in Villamartín, built by the Mediaeval Arabs and now in private...

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