Portugal videos

Conimbriga | Portugal

Conimbriga is an ancient settlement from the Copper Age (3300 to 1200 BC), which was an important center during the Roman Empire (10,000 and 15,000 inhabitants) and that after the barbarian invasions, remained inhabited until the sixth century, when the Episcopal Cathedral passed from Conimbriga to Coimbra.

Conimbriga is seventeen kilometers south of Coimbra and was by the road from Sellium (Tomar) to Aeminum (Coimbra). Despite its natural defense condition, this city has a hotspot which is to depend on its water supply from a 3km aqueduct.

This could be the main reason for their abandonment as their survival would be at risk in the event of a siege in the Middle Ages. Part of Conimbriga (part of the house of Condeixa-a-Velha) survived thanks to the existence of a small fountain located there.

Tags

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

nineteen − 3 =

Back to top button
Translate »
error: Content is protected !!
Close
Close

Adblock Detected

Portugalinews is an informative site that we hope will be to your liking, being our only source of income the advertising that is displayed on its pages, if you like the site, please switch off the adblocker, and see the advertising, helping our advertisers, help us to continue, to give you news, events, videos, photos and tips, thank you.