Canal March

Emporion, a Greek city called a trading place

Joaquín Ruiz de Arbulo

The first Greek colony known archaeologically in the Iberian Peninsula, Emporion, brought together the optimum characteristics for maritime trade, in a period in which piracy and war spread throughout the Mediterranean coast. Thus, Joaquín Ruiz de Arbulo, Professor of Greek and Roman Archaeology at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, refers to how the conditions of neutrality, authority, openness and storage capacity bestowed the post of colony and market place on this double city, a dipolis inhabited by Greeks and Iberians. The excavations from the suburban sanctuary and several examples of Greek and Iberian ceramics, sculptures and coins are shown from the discoveries made at the archaeological site.

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