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Empuries ruins, Girona. | by Javier Ortega Figueiral
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Empuries ruins, Girona.

Empuries was a town on the Mediterranean coast of the Catalan comarca of Alt Emporda in Catalonia, Spain. It was founded in 575 BC by Greek colonists from Phocaea with the name of Εμπόριον (Emporion — "market"). It was later occupied by the Romans, but in the Early Middle Ages, when its exposed coastal position left it open to marauders, the town was abandoned

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Taken on July 24, 2011