Return to Roman Spain


Although only the foundations of the later Ibero-Roman town are left, Numantia is perhaps the most historically significant site in Spain. It is here that the Celtiberians withstood an eight-month siege by Scipio Aemilianus, which ended only when the circumvallated town was starved into surrender, effectively ending native resistance to Roman occupation.

Finds from the site, including beautifully decorated pottery, are in the Museo Numantino in nearby Soria.