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Phoenicians, Poeni | Pyrenean peninsula
Today Vera near Villaricos (province of Almeria), city of the Bastetani with strong Punic influences, at the mouth of the Almanzora. Possibly allied with the Carthaginians.
Since the 6th cent. BC Punic main centre for the development of the important mining area (silver, copper, lead) of the Sierra Almagrera. More than 2,000 graves have been uncovered from the time between the 6th and 1st cent. BC, the typology and grave contents of which are stamped by Carthaginian-Punic influence.
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Niemeyer, Hans Georg (Hamburg) and
Barceló, Pedro (Potsdam),
Brill’s New Pauly
, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry.
Consulted online on 26 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e212740>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510