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By Becky Ferreira
September 15, 2023
Archaeologists have discovered an ancient forum, or plaza, that belonged to a mysterious Roman city that got wiped off the map by a civil war that broke out more than 2,000 years ago in Spain’s Iberian Peninsula.
The forum served as a central town square at a Roman site known as La Cabañeta, which is located near the municipality of El Burgo de Ebro in the Spanish province of Zaragoza. Archaeologists discovered the outer perimeter of this plaza a decade ago, but it wasn’t until this past summer that researchers resumed excavations and discovered the forum, according to a recent statement from the expedition team.