(Talavera la Vieja) Cáceres, Spain.
A city on the left bank of the Tagus on the
road connecting Emerita Augusta and Toletum (Antonine Itinerary
438.6). It was the tributary city of Lusitania
). It had two temples, one of the Republican
period which closely resembled Etruscan temples, with
access by a flight of steps; the other was a temple of the
Antonine period with eight columns. Both stood in a
porticoed plaza; the bases of the columns have been
found. The impluvium of an urban villa yielded a large
painted krater; a sewer and several portraits from the
necropolis are also known. The walls are from the Tetrarchic period and have rectangular towers. Several inscriptions have been found.
A. García y Bellido, “Excavaciones en
Augustobriga (Talavera la Vieja, Cáiceres),” Noticiario
5 (1956-61) 235-37I
J. M. BLÁZQUEZ