Lecture: Baetulo, oppidum civium romanorum. New proposal of urban plot.
By Clara Forn, Pepita Padrós and Jacinto Sánchez, archaeologists.
Baetulo, oppidum civium romanorum is the description used by Plinius(1st century AD) that testifies the founding of our Roman city. Thanks to archaeological excavations we have come to know how and when the city was born, an ex novo foundation dated around 70 BC and located on the coast of Laietana, Tarraconensis province, of clear Roman affiliation not only in its urbanism but also in the typology of public and private buildings.
In 1993, an approach was published to the city’s founding urban scheme, which proposed a walled enclosure that included an area close to 11 Ha, with a NO-SE orientation and an orthogonal layout in which 7 insulae were drawn wide by 9 insulae long.
The large volume of archaeological interventions carried out in the city in the last twenty years has allowed us to review that hypothesis and propose a new model of urban configuration based on the many data we currently have. The new model presents important changes both in the perimeter of the city, which increases its surface, and in the internal distribution and orientation. Therefore, we will publicly present a research carried out from the Museum of Badalona and which continues today.
In the framework of the lecture series Archaeological novelties.
Museum. 7 p.m.
Free admission with prior registration.