In July of last year we visited the Roman ruins. It's a peaceful place with plenty of wildlife. We went as far as we could by car, until we arrived at the steps. So we started our walk here, and it's quite some distance before we reach the first dig.
The steps are not too steep, but it's quite a climb. Our farm lies further down the mountain, and we have done this walk several times over the years.
The first plateau.
These huge rocks are typical of the landscape.
Not too far up the mountain yet.
I couldn't get enough snaps of the boulders.
As you can see!:)
First sighting of a dig.
Much enlarged snap of our corn fields through the trees.
At last a view from the top.
That's a church in the distance
Sorry don't know what this is.
This site is classified as a National Monument since 1910. It was excavated for the first time in the 1950's
There have been various settlements here, besides the Romans. Artifacts have been found dating back to the bronze and iron ages, and also the middle ages.
The highest point
Hubby looking very pleased with himself.
There is a small museum further down the mountain, but the most important finds are held in a museum in town.
There are lots of coins from the various occupations...
|and items of pottery|