L’Albera a l’antiguitat: la frontera permeable

The period of the Iberian settlements, characterised by few signs of clear boundaries between the two sides of the Albera mountain range, was followed by the tracing of a borderline between two provinces of the Roman Republic, visibly marked by the Pompey trophies. The route through the Albera was the former Via Herculea, now known as Via Augusta, where remains of the mansion Summus Pyrenaeus have been found. There is no archaeological evidence of defensive constructions until the late imperial period with the fortification of Les Cluses. This fortified border was accomplished during the Visigoth period and abandoned during the conquest of the Franks who established it as limit of their counties ​
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