National Geographic : 1929 Mar
278 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE ITALICA WAS AN IMPORTANT CITY OF ROMAN SPAIN Not far from Seville are the ruins of this old city, founded by Scipio Africanus the Elder about 205 B. C . and a post of great military importance for several centuries. The Emperors Trajan, Hadrian, and Theodosius were born at Italica. The arena is fairly well preserved. Photographs from Richard Ford RELICS OF ROMAN DAYS IN THE PROVINCIAL MUSEUM Many marble statues were found during the excavations at Italica some years ago, and other relics of the Roman period, in a much better state of preservation, are in private homes of Seville.