Photographer's Note

Hello friends today I present this photo of a square of Huesca, where I rested the first night of the trip in automobile we have done this summer for central Europe, playing several countries. It is dedicated to our friend Sacimar because it is his birthplace, hope you like it.

Huesca (in Aragonese Uesca) is a Spanish town and municipality, capital of the province belongs to the autonomous community of Aragon. It is home to the Diocese of Huesca and also capital of the region of the Hoya de Huesca belonging to the municipality. It has 52,443 inhabitants., Spread over an area of ​​161.03 km ², which is one of the provincial capitals with smaller populations in Spain.

The first settlements of the city date back to 6000 years ago where they found pottery and flint Neolithic chronology. Also small human groups settled in the vicinity after the neolithic revolution. 3500-3800 years ago documented the existence of a village or camp, perhaps because of a stable, belonging to the Bronze Age. It consisted of several plant funds oval huts, made of mud, wood and straw, with abundant and varied pottery. From the V century B.C. until the first century found the oldest necropolis discovered in Huesca. Was in use about 500 years, from the Iron Age to early Roman Empire. It was, as usual in this period, a cremation cemetery in which the deceased's ashes, after cremation, were deposited in small ceramic urns. Also documented stone houses and pottery remains rectangular V century BC.
Celtíbera Bolskan was a city located in the territory of the related ilergetes Llerda dwellers, now Lerida, on the same site now occupied by the city. The territory was occupied by the Romans suessetanos before. Abundant coined currency, on the obverse shows the name of the city in the Iberian language and rider. During the second century BCE and the first century B.C. was the most mint coin issued in the whole of Spain.

The Roman praetor Terenzio Varrone to 179. C., Bolskan conquered city, the Romans respected the town, although it changed the name to Osca. Some historians believe that the era of the Iberian people and others to ilergetes of suesetanos and Iberian language was eusquérica for some and for others, being the non-Indo-European language eusquérica very different from Latin.
The city under Roman rule coined silver and bronze coins with Iberian writing, in which his name is Bolskan. There are four types of coin: silver denarius and as, semis and bronze quadrant. On the obverse contains a male head. On the reverse side, and the name of the town, a horseman with spear, a winged horse and a horse.
Citerior belonged to the provinces, and Tarraconense Celtiberia. She was chosen as a place of residence and place of business of Sertorius, who established a senate of 300 members and created the Academy of Latinity, which is considered a descendant Sertoriana University of Huesca, which was one of the first in Spain. Osca Sertorius made the capital of the territories of Hispania which he ruled during the civil wars of the Roman Republic, the mint issued during the wars a lot of silver denarii Bolskan under the name.
In 30 a. C. Osca acquired privileged status Roman town, with all its inhabitants were becoming full Roman citizens. The city was ruled since two annual magistrates, the duumvirs. The official title of the township VRBs Victrix (Spanish: Victorious City).

In 476 with the collapse of the Western Roman Empire Osca became part of the Visigothic kingdom in 598 and became a council of bishops of the province of Tarragona. With the Visigoths the city was built as a bishop, suffragan of the Archdiocese of Tarragona. In 673 the Visigothic king Wamba Osca stayed in to quell the revolt of duke Paulo.
The city was conquered by the Arabs in 719 under agreement or capitulation and was one of the northernmost cities of Al-Andalus. The name was changed to Wasqa Osca and over the centuries they were Arabs Islamized society, the language was spoken and written Arabic nearby examples where the names of two rivers near the city: the Guatizalema and Alcanadre. The Banu Salama oscenses dominated land during the seventh century until a group of muladíes destroyed their power. The Mozarabic remained faithful in the church of San Pedro. It is unknown at this time if there was a Jewish community in the city.
797 failed in a first strike against the city, commanded by Luis, the son of Charlemagne (and his successor as Louis the Pious). In 799, according to the Annals of the Kingdom of the Franks, the governor of Wasqa Charlemagne gave the keys to the city as a sign of submission. Frankish rule, however, was not implemented, and in the years 801, 811 and 812 failed three new Carolingian attacks against the city.
During the eighth and eleventh centuries the mosque was built on the site of Wasqa the present cathedral. Today almost nothing remains of the old mosque except some horseshoe arches.
From 875 the Emir Muhammad I ordered the governor of that amurallase Wasqa the city and suburbs that were avoided attacks were Christians increasingly more often. The walls were Arabs oval enclosure nearly two miles long, with about ninety towers and four gates, facing the four cardinal points.
After the demise of the Caliphate of Córdoba, Wasqa was part of the taifa of Zaragoza, successively ruled by dynasties and hudí tuyibí. Ben Lubb Hud, who ruled Wasqa, minted gold coins low grade, with Arabic inscriptions and the name of the city. It was the only gold coin minted in Huesca along its history.
Source Wikipedia, more information from the same source.
Model: NIKON D3100
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/1600 sec
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 800
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2012-06-28 20:39
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 273 kb

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