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location of Complutum

a Pleiades location resource

Creators: Javier Martínez Jiménez
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Jun 07, 2018 09:01 PM History
Position derived from Google Earth and verified in OSM.


{ "type": "Point", "coordinates": [ -3.3842, 40.4739 ] }



Google Earth and DigitalGlobe Imagery 2012


  • Roman, early Empire (30 BC-AD 300) (confident)
  • Late Antique (AD 300-AD 640) (confident)


Complutum was a Roman oppidum built by the Henares river, with a monumental urban centre (forum, basilica, baths) and large late Roman urban houses with mosaic decorations ("Casa de Hyppolitus"). By the Visigothic period it became a poli-nucleated urban settlement and a Episcopal see. The ancient city was finally abandoned in the eighth century AD.