By the Editors of the Madain Project

Seville (إشبيلية), is approximately 2,200 years old. The passage of the various civilizations instrumental in its growth has left the city with a distinct personality, and a large and well-preserved historical centre.

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History and Archaeology of Seville


The original core of the city, in the neighbourhood of the present-day street, Cuesta del Rosario, dates to the 8th century BCE, when Seville was on an island in the Guadalquivir. The city was known from Roman times as Hispal and later as Hispalis and developed into one of the great market and industrial centres of Hispania. Seville was taken by the Muslim forces under the command of Musa bin Nusayr in the late summer of 712 CE, while he was on his way to Mérida.

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