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facts in brief

Part of Braun and Hogenberg I-2 map
Part of Braun and Hogenberg I-2 map

Facts in brief:

Surrendered to Romans at end of Second Punic War; ruined by Visigoths 5th cen.; Moors controlled port 711-1262; taken from Moors & reconstructed by Alfonso X of Castile 1262; was base of Spanish treasure fleets after Columbus charted America in 1492.

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