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Barcino, modern-day Barcelona (Spain), lay on the Mediterranean coast in the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula, between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs. There, the Romans founded a small colony with little more than 19 km2 of urban area, its walls surrounding the gentle hill named Mons Taber (16.9 m above sea level), where there had previously been an Iberian settlement bu…

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Sales-Carbonell, Jordina and Vilella Masana, Josep, “Barcelona”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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