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The Legio VII Gemina and his camp remains in León
The Legio VII Gemina and his camp remains in León

The enclosure occupied by the Legio VII has rectangular form - 570 x 350 m. - It was walled in two different moments. The first fortification is formed(trained) by a wall of opus caementicium that presents to his(her,your) exterior a face of sillarejos kerbs, whereas to the interior a terrace would develop. She must have been raised at the end of 1st century, to little of the arrival of the legion.

The enclosure occupied by the Legio VII has rectangular form - 570 x 350 m. - It was walled in two different moments.

The first fortification is formed(trained) by a wall of opus caementicium that presents to his(her,your) exterior a face of sillarejos kerbs, whereas to the interior a terrace would develop.

She must have been raised at the end of 1st century, to little of the arrival of the legion.

The current Broad street is a heiress of his(her,your) tracing.

The second fortification, known traditionally as the " wall of buckets ", is nowadays visible of constant form in a good part of his(her,your) tracing; it(he,she) would date back of ends of the 3rd century or beginnings of the IVth. It(he,she) preserves 36 towers or buckets, the half of that it(he,she) should have had initially, besides other 8 that would flank his(her,your) doors. With a diameter of approximately 8 m., his(her,your) plant(floor) is lightly peraltada. This wall has slightly more than 5 m. Of width and changeable height, as consequence of the diverse remodelings that has suffered his(her,your) coronation throughout the time.

The camp of the Legio VII possessed(relied on) an aqueduct that it(he,she) would attack(undertake) to the enclosure strengthened by the northwest, proceeding from the hills in which San Esteban's current neighborhood is located. His(her,your) origin or captation is not known.

Intramuros, in the surrounding areas of the north door (current Door Castle), apareción a small section of one of the conductions(drivings) in charge of the redistribution of the water. His(her,your) remains can be contemplated today in the Garden of the Leader.

The archaeological recent interventions have allowed to know features of the different buildings with which it(he,she) was counting(telling) the camp.

The most complete constructions appeared up to the date are the remains of two buildings found in paths excavations practised in San Guisán's Corral and Plaza of Door Castle, corresponding(fitting) the latter possibly with part(report) of a store.

Special mention the big interior thermal baths are deserved.

Of his(her,your) big proportions it(he,she) gives idea the fact that they were spreading on good part of the lot that occupies nowadays the Cathedral and part(report) of the Plaza of Rule.

Placed in the proximities of the oriental door of the camp and at the edge of the route principalis. Constructed at the end of the 1st century A.D. or beginning of the following century, still(yet) they were in use during the IVth.

Centuries later his(her,your) condition(state) of conservation still(yet) must be acceptable enough, since we know that the monarch Ordoño II (914-924) trasnformó part(report) of his(her,your) structures in Royal Classroom.

On the outside of the camp also there have been located important constructive vestiges linked in this case to the civil core(nucleus) that was established in the environment of the military enclosure.

The most relevant find it constitutes a long curved gallery with domed cover discovered in the proximities of the south-east angle of the enclosure walled (Cascalerías's Street).

This important structure, which still(yet) it(he,she) could not have associated with a certain building, has been partially preserved thanks to the creation of a new archaeological crypt.

Plane of Roman route

  1. -ROMAN WAREHOUSE(DEPOSIT)
  2. -CRYPT OF DOOR BISHOP
  3. -CRYPT C/CASCALARIA
  4. -WALL ALTOIMPERIAL
  5. -ARCHAEOLOGICAL REMAINS CAMP LEGIO the VIIth VICTRIS

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