Photos from our time in Empuries, Spain in spring of 2007. Empuries is best known for its Greek and Roman ruins. I was particularly taken by the 2000 year old tile floors in the Roman area.
The view from our hotel room.
Old church in Sant Marti D'Empuries.
This is a copy of a statue of Asklepieion, the Greek god of medicine. The original was found on this site and can be seen in the museum nearby.
Sanctuary dedicated to Isis and Zeus Serapis, deities of Egyptian origin.
This photo shows the extent of the Greek portion of the old settlement.
Recreation of a large Roman house.
The tile floors are covered by sand in the winter to protect them from the weather. It's amazing how well preserved they are.
Even closer tile detail
We were admiring the Roman ruins when we turned around and saw this beautiful country scene.
There are short stone walls throughout the Roman city. This photo shows one place where the rest of the wall is preserved. A kind of concrete invented by the Romans was used to extend the walls up.
The Roman forum.
Greg at the main gate
Main gate to the Roman city of Empuries.
This old photo of the main gate was in our hotel room.
Good luck symbol of a phallus carved into the wall near the main gate.
The main wall of Roman Empuries.