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By L.U. Salkield

no matter if the Phoenicians and t he within the south-west of the Iberian Carthaginians ever truly labored Peninsula there's a immense pyritic the mines , or have been only investors, is mineral ised area, referred to as the now not sure , yet after 205 BC, whilst Andevallo, extending from close to they defeated the Carthagi nians, the Seville to south of Lisbon, a space Romans introduced their very own males expert a few one hundred fifty kilometres lengthy and 30 in mining and metallurgy. kilometres broad. The Romans occupied lots of the The Rio Tinta Mines , that are the Iberian Peninsula for six hundred years , biggest of this "pyrites belt" , lie till approximately 425 advert - the newest within the quarter often called Andalusia, Roman cash stumbled on at Rio Tinto express a few ninety kilometres north-west of the top of Honorius who used to be emperor Seville and seventy five kilometres north-east from 395 to 423 advert. Mining needs to of Huelv8 . they've got a truly lengthy have declined with the invasion of background, courting again to pre-Iberian Barbarians within the fifth century and the days; then got here the Iberians , a race next entr y of the Visigoths who of North African starting place (Turdetarian have been finally absorbed into the and Tartessian) , the Phoenicians , the folks of Spain. In 711 advert the Carthaginians , the Romans , the Moors, Moors invaded the Peninsula from the Spaniards and the British. It North Africa.

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