Ruins of Pollenca

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Ruins of Pollenca

Pollenca (Latin Pollentia) is an ancient Roman town and an archaeological site on the Spanish Balearic island of Majorca. It is located on the northeast coast of the island on the town and municipal district of Alcudia in the region (Comarca) Raiguer.
The city of Pollencia was around the year 70th Chr. Founded, about 50 years after the Roman conquest of Mallorca 123 BC by the consul Quintus Caecilius Metellus Balearicus.. (also: Cecili Metel). She was for centuries the most important Roman settlement of the province Balearica and important starting point for the Romanization of the island group. In total, after the conquest of Mallorca approximately 3,000 settlers, mostly from V from the year 206th BC. Roman province of Hispania, have come to the island. On the more important Pollentias Palma (translated "the Mighty One") with respect to the v immediately after the Roman victory over the locals 123rd BC. Founded (Palmaria palmensis, "palm of victory") has been her name out.

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