Écija

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Écija

(ā`thēhä), city (1990 pop. 36,673), Seville prov., S Spain, in Andalusia, on a hill overlooking the Genil River. It is the hottest place in Europe, called La Sartén (frying pan). It is an agricultural center for an area that produces olives, cereal, and cotton. Of pre-Roman origin, Écija was recovered from the Moors by Ferdinand III in 1240. Its notable churches include the Moorish style Santa Cruz.
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Entre 1997 y 2007 la Plaza de Espana de Ecija ha sido escenario de sucesivas campanas de excavacion arqueologica que revelaron la existencia, en su cuadrante suroriental, de un conjunto de estructuras pertenecientes a los ambitos publicos de Colonia Augusta Firma Astigi (2).
(1988-89): "Datos para el estudio del culto imperial en la Colonia Augusta Firma Astigi", Habis, XVIII-XLX, pp.
-- (2011): "Colonia Augusta Firma Astigi (Ecija, Sevilla).
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