Old world map of Spain
Map of Spain old world. Old world map of Spain (Southern Europe - Europe) to print. Old world map of Spain (Southern Europe - Europe) to download. Hispania, in Roman times, region comprising the Iberian Peninsula, now occupied by Portugal and Spain as its shown in the old world map of Spain. The origins of the name are disputed. When the Romans took the peninsula from the Carthaginians (206 BCE), they divided it into two provinces: Hispania Ulterior (present Andalusia, Extremadura, southern León, and most of modern Portugal) and Hispania Citerior, or Tarraconensis (all of what is now northern, eastern, and south-central Spain). Under Augustus (reigned 27 BCE–14 CE), Hispania Ulterior was further divided into Lusitania (Portugal and part of western Spain) and Baetica (Andalusia and southern Extremadura).
Spain's story is one of Europe grand epics. It embraces the great struggles between Muslims and Christians of the Middle Ages, one of the world's biggest-ever empires, and, in the 20th century, civil war, dictatorship and a stunning return to democracy as its mentioned in the old world map of Spain. As you travel around the country it is delightfully easy to get in touch with Spain fascinating past through its countless well-preserved monuments and historical sites, and excellent museums. Spain can make a convincing claim to be the cradle of humanity in Western Europe: in 2007, Western Europe oldest confirmed remains – 1.2 million years old – of the genus Homo were discovered at Atapuerca, near the northern city of Burgos. But it was not until around 3000 years ago that Spain entered history mainstream.