The Reconquest That Never Was

The 1920 masthead of the ultra-nationalist newspaper "La Reconquista"

An inconvenient truth For many years, historians did not want to accept the fact that Muslims created the settlement of Madrid. Instead, the story went that the Romans founded Spain’s capital city. But the archeological evidence points in another direction. While Madrid was near an old Roman road that went from Merida to Zaragoza via …

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