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Roman Roads in Spain and Portugal

Pelegrin

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Camino(s) past & future
Primitivo June 2013
SJPP - Logroño June 2014
Ingles July2016
This interesting map shows the Roman roads In Hispania:
As you can see the Camino Portugués follows Via XIX in Galicia that is indicated on the C. P. near some Miliarium (Roman milestones) that still remain.
Via de la Plata follows Via XXIV.
To remark is the Roman name for Santiago: Assegonia and the name for Porto: Cale
PortuCale was the origin of the name Portugal.
https://sashat.me/2018/11/21/roman-roads-of-iberia/
 

OzAnnie

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Camino(s) past & future
'CP, Frances,Norte,Salv/prim;Le puy, Inglés, CDM, Invierno, Fin/Mux, Vdlp 2019>Táb/ Prt Levante 2020
This interesting map shows the Roman roads In Hispania:
As you can see the Camino Portugués follows Via XIX in Galicia that is indicated on the C. P. near some Miliarium (Roman milestones) that still remain.
Via de la Plata follows Via XXIV.
To remark is the Roman name for Santiago: Assegonia and the name for Porto: Cale
PortuCale was the origin of the name Portugal.
https://sashat.me/2018/11/21/roman-roads-of-iberia/
Awesome!! Very interesting info
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
Thank you - very interesting thread.
Here is a link to an ongoing multilayered Swedish Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire and routes throughout Europe which you might find of interest.
http://dare.ht.lu.se/
Margaret, you never cease to amaze. Such a fascinating link: it's possible to zoom in and get all sorts of inforamtion from the side panel. I'm fascinated by the density of iron-age castros in what is now Galicia - and with how it's possible to more or less trace the modern caminos. We walk very old roads, to be sure.
 

elleley

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances (16); Leon-Sarria, Ourense-SdC (17), Burgos-Leon (17), Porto-SdC (18), SalvadorPrimitivo(19)
This interesting map shows the Roman roads In Hispania:
As you can see the Camino Portugués follows Via XIX in Galicia that is indicated on the C. P. near some Miliarium (Roman milestones) that still remain.
Via de la Plata follows Via XXIV.
To remark is the Roman name for Santiago: Assegonia and the name for Porto: Cale
PortuCale was the origin of the name Portugal.
https://sashat.me/2018/11/21/roman-roads-of-iberia/
Thanks so much for this map! This marker is near Mos, Galicia on the Portugués.
 

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Thanks so much for this map! This marker is near Mos, Galicia on the Portugués.
Real Roman Milestone on the Camino Portuguese. I am I out on Roman Numbering System:-} This was an original milestone that was badly eroded so none of the original details could be made out.
 

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Pelegrin

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To remark is the Roman name for Santiago: Assegonia and the name for Porto: Cale
PortuCale was the origin of the name Portugal.
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I recently found out that Cale could come from the Celtic language spoken there meaning Harbour, like Scottish Gaelic ´cala' and Irish 'caladh'.
Then, the meaning of PortusCale = Portugal, would be Harbourharbour.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portus_Cale
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
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I'm bumping this thread, because one of the links that was most useful had ceased to work.
But (Hallelujah!) it is up again now at this address, not yet as fully functional as it was, but at least the map is there, and a very fascinating map it is:

Here is a screenshot of the Roman road which is now the first part of the Camino Viejo, out of what is now Pamplona (Pompelo), headed to what is now Vitoria-Gasteiz (near Victoriacum), also showing the area that is now crossed by the Camino Frances route a bit to the South:
 

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mspath

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VNwalking. Here is a current link to the Dgital Atlas now covering both Roman and Medieval Civilizations and housed at Harvard University.

Happy research.
May we all find Veritas.


 
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VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
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San Olav/CF ('16)
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Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
Margaret, you are (as ever) a source of treasure. Gracias peregrina!
My first visceral response was "Oh, wow, this is beautiful!" 😊
But is this the same database? It seems much less detailed than the Swedish version.
 

mspath

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Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Margaret, you are (as ever) a source of treasure. Gracias peregrina!
My first visceral response was "Oh, wow, this is beautiful!" 😊
But is this the same database? It seems much less detailed than the Swedish version.
VN. You are correct. The Harvard map is not the same as the earlier DARE map which you cite above. Mea-culpa

However on the Harvard site if you tap the 3 bars on the top right, then tap The Map, and then Roman World you do see a wealth of info
compiled from multiple sources.
 
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VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
if you tap the 3 bars on the top right, then tap The Map, and then Roman World you do see a wealth of info
Brilliant!
Thank you.
(You must know this is an enormous rabbit-hole, yes? I probably should not be thanking you...)
 


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