La presa y el ninfeo del Sotillo (Alfaro, La Rioja)un conjunto monumental en la vía De Italia in Hispanias

  1. Enrique Ariño Gil
  2. José Antonio Hernández Vera
  3. José Manuel Martínez Torrecilla
  4. Julio Núñez Marcén
Zephyrus: Revista de prehistoria y arqueología

ISSN: 0514-7336

Argitalpen urtea: 1999

Zenbakia: 52

Orrialdeak: 239-260

Mota: Artikulua

Beste argitalpen batzuk: Zephyrus: Revista de prehistoria y arqueología


Jasotako aipamenak

  • Aipamenak Dialnet Métricas atarian: 9 (01-10-2023)


  • Gizarte Zientziak: A
  • Giza Zientziak: A+


A study is made of Román remains located beside the Alhama River near the city of Gracurris (Alfaro, La Rioja). The site had already been plundered in ancient times so it was incomplete when uncovered, and a large number of the architectural materials had been moved from their original positions. The remains that are in the best state of preservation are those of a dam built of large sandstone blocks. A large monumental group can be restored from the isolated architectural materials left that were not plundered, including a nymphaeum and a small temple, in addition to the dam. It can also be shown that the Román road De Italia in Hispanias went through this site, since an Augustan milestone has also been found. After having been plundered, the site was completely buried by a layer of alluvium brought by a rise in the Alhama River. Román ceramic materials were found in the excavation of this layer, but there were no remains from later periods, so the flood can be dated at the end of the 2nd century.