Badajoz, Spain

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History

Badajoz has been dated the Bronze age. Megalithic tombs has been dated as far back til 4000 B.C. while some of them was from Late Bronze Age. Archaeological excavations have revealed remnants from the Lower Paleolithic period. Artifacts have also been found at the Roman town of Cololnia Pacencis in the Badajoz area, although a significant number of larger artifacts were found in Merida.

Spanish Civil War

It was “the golden age of foreign correspondents,” as described by historian Hugh Thomas. The Spanish Civil War. The literary and journalistic elite swarmed to Spain armed with a lust for adventure and belief in a cause. Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell and Martha Gellhorn are just three of many well known writers who came to chronicle the two-and-a-half-year conflict.

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