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CEUTA (“Septem Fratres”) Morocco.

The ancient city is covered over by the modern one. Repairs and construction work have uncovered some underlying ruins, as yet unidentified, in the cathedral quarter, and traces of a Roman necropolis. Among the remains are the base of a sarcophagus, carved in marble; a bronze statuette of Hercules; some coins, and a great quantity of pottery. A bishopric in the Byzantine era, Septem was the last Moroccan city to recognize the authority of the emperor at the time of the Arab conquest.


C. Posac Mon, Estudio arqueologico de Ceuta (1962); “Una necropolis romana descubierta en Ceuta,” IX Congreso nacional de Arqueologia, Valladolid, 1965 (1966) 331-33.


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