COMMERCIAL TECHNIQUES OF THE ROMANS๐Ÿง  / UN POCO SOBRE LOS ROMANOS๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ“•

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Go the more I research about the Roman culture I understand a little more why this civilization was a great power in its time, I was doing a little research and about 35 minutes from my house near the Creiro beach a Roman ruin was discovered that is very well preserved and that tells how the Romans lived and traded in their experience within Portugal! The main topic to be discussed in this post is about the "salt" technique, a technique that is used to preserve food and that has been used for many years, it is so effective that it is used to this day! make yourself comfortable and enjoy my post!๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ’ป

Vaya mientras mas investigo sobre la cultura Romana voy entendiendo un poco mas porque esta civilizacion fue una gran potencia en sus tiempos, estuve investigando un poco y a unos 35 minutos de mi casa cerca de la playa Creiro se descubrio una ruina romana que esta muy bien preservada y que cuenta como los Romanos vivian y comercializaban en su vivencia dentro de Portugal! el tema principal a tratar en este post es sobre la tecnica "salar", una tecnica que se usa para preservar alimentos y que tiene muchos aรฑos en ser usada, es tan eficaz que hasta el dia de hoy se emplea! ponte comodo y disfruta de mi post!๐Ÿ“•๐Ÿงญ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ

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A LITTLE ABOUT THE ROMAN RUIN๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿงญ/UN POCO SOBRE LA RUINA ROMANA๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ท

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Well I discovered the site while doing tours of my long expeditions and weekly hikes! When I was walking through the Sierra da Arrabida I "discovered" these Roman ruins, therefore its location is on the beach of Creiro in the Arrabida mountain range, it is a preserved area for outdoor exhibition of a Roman ruin that operated between the 1st and 4th century after Christ, in itself the structure is a fish salting and Roman spa, it is very close to the mouth of the famous Sado River.๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿก๐Ÿš™๐Ÿ›บ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšฉ๐Ÿšฉ๐Ÿšฉ๐Ÿšฉ๐Ÿšฉ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿšฉ๐Ÿšฉ๐Ÿšฉ๐Ÿšฉ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ
Bien descubri el sitio mientras estaba haciendo recorridos de mis largas expediciones y caminatas semanalas! cuando estaba caminando por la Sierra da Arrabida "descubri" estas ruinas romanas, por tanto su ubicacion es en la playa de Creiro en la sierra montaรฑosa de la Arrabida, es un area preservada para exposicion al aire libre de una ruina Romana que opero entre el siglo I y IV despues de Cristo, en si la estructura es una salazon de pescado y balneario romano, esta muy proxima a la desembocadura del famoso Rio Sado.๐Ÿ›๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ

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HOW THE SPACE IS DISTRIBUTED๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿงญ/DISTRIBUCION DEL ESPACIO๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ท

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This architectural map shows us how the areas in the Roman ruin are distributed, the translation that is in Portuguese says: (Industrial complex for the production of salted fish, between the (period I-IVd.C) factory units or spaces where they salted The fish, spa, warehouses and manager's room, although the translation is also written there, I would like to add that this type of factories almost always belonged to a small family of high society or a Roman with a high position who was taken to take charge of these factories to maintain power in a certain area (I mean to mark presence) It was a way of saying "we occupy Portugal"๐Ÿšฉ๐Ÿ—บ๐Ÿงญ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
Este mapa arquitectonico nos muestra como se distribuyen las zonas en la ruina romana, la traduccion que esta en Portugues dice:(Complejo industrial de produccion de salados de peces, entre la (epoca I-IVd.C) unidades de fabrica o espacios donde salaban el pez, balneario, almacenes y habitacion del encargado, aunque tambien la traduccion esta escrita alli, me gustaria agregar que este tipo de fabricas casi siempre pertenecian a una pequeรฑa familia de alta sociedad o un Romano con un cargo alto que era llevado a encargarse de estas fabricas para mantener el poderia en una determina zona (osea marcar presencia). Era una forma de decir "ocupamos Portugal"๐Ÿฆพ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿฆพ๐Ÿคบ๐Ÿคบ

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HISTORY๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿงญ/HISTORIA๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ท

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In terms of history in Portugal there is another very famous Roman ruin in the area of Troya, it is a small archipelago that is next to this area and that also embraces the Atlantic Ocean like cetrobiga apparently all the cities had a communication because they were salted the fish, all were interconnected with roads that allowed commercial circulation between them! The Roman ruin of Creiro was special because it was the one that produced the most salted fish, so it could afford to export outside the country!๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿฆพ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ—บ๐Ÿšฉ๐Ÿšฉ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—
En terminos de historia en Portugal existe otra ruina romana muy famosa en la zona de Troya, es un pequeรฑo archipielago que esta a lado de esta zona y que tambien abraza el oceano atlantico al igual que cetrobiga aparentemente todas las ciudades tenian una comunicacion porque se salaban los peces, todas estaban intercomunicadas con carreteras que permitian la circulacion comercial entre ellas! la ruina romana de creiro era especial porque era la que mas peces salados producia, por lo que podia darse el lujo de exportar fuera del pais!๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

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I would like to clarify that the Romans were not the ones who invented this technique, the technique of salting fish has CENTURIES, that is, we imagine the EGYPTIANS using it and it certainly was, many civilizations salted fish as a preservation technique, there is no specific fish To salt, you can actually salt any type of fish, although the Romans did not discover the technique, they were the ones who used it the most and perfected it! IT WAS SO MUCH PERFECTION that his legacy was marked in history, so much so that in Portugal at the end of the year cod is cooked that is salted and sold in supermarkets! I mean a very old technique that we still use today!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
Bien me gustaria aclarar que los Romanos no fueron los que inventaron esta tecnica, la tecnica de salar peces tiene SIGLOS, osea que nos imaginamos a los EGIPCIOS utilizandola y ciertamente asi fue, muchas civilizaciones salaban peces como tecnica de preservacion, no existe un pez especifico para salar en realidad se pueden salar cualquier tipo de peces, aunque los Romanos no descubrieron la tecnica fueron los que mas la usaron y la perfeccionaron! FUE TANTA LA PERFECCION que su legado quedo marcado en la historia, tanto que en Portugal en fin de aรฑo se cocina bacalao que esta salado y que es vendido en supermercados! osea una tecnica muy antigua que hoy en dia la seguimos usando!๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ

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In their great empire the Romans were able to establish themselves in the Mediterranean basin, leaving evidence in many places, when we speak of a factory to salt fish, although it seems somewhat complex, it is actually a tank made on earth where the fish could be macerated using salt! Almost all the Roman ruins that have been discovered and that are well preserved date from the end of the 1st century, but in several countries there is evidence that fish were still salted until the end of the 4th century๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜ฒ
En su gran imperio los Romanos pudieron establecerse en la cuenca del mediterraneo, dejando evidencias por muchos sitios, cuando hablamos de una fabrica de salar peces aunque parezca algo complejo en realidad es un tanque echo en la tierra donde se podia macerar el pez usando sal! casi todas las ruinas romanas que se han descubierto y que estan bien preservadas datan de finales del siglo I, pero en varios paises hay evidencia que aun se salaban pescados hasta finales del siglo IV๐Ÿšฉ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ›

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The South of Spain was one of the regions where the first fish salting factory was discovered, this indicates according to historical records that when the technique began to be used it was immediately implemented in all the spaces where the empire had its presence! to the point of being able to trade with other empires.๐ŸŒ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿง ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿฆพ๐Ÿฆพ๐Ÿฆพ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
El Sur de Espaรฑa fue una de las regiones donde fue descubierta la primera fabrica de salado de pez, esto nos indica segun los registros historicos que cuando se comenzo a usar la tenica inmediantamente fue implementada por todos los espacios donde el imperio tenia su presencia! hasta el punto de poder comercializar con otros imperios.๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿคฉ

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WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THE EMPIRE FELL๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿงญ/QUE SUCEDIO CUANDO CAYO EL IMPERIO๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ท

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We can think by common sense that when the Roman Empire fell the salting factories stopped working, but it was not like that! It was a technique so well perfected that other civilizations occupied the lands that the Romans left behind, for example the Jews were a civilization that salted fish such as anchovies, tuna.๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜จ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ
Podemos pensar por sentido comun que cuando el imperio romano cae las fabricas de salado dejaron de funcionar, pero no fue asi! fue una tecnica tan bien perfeccionada que otras civilizaciones ocuparon las cedes que los romanos dejaron atras, por ejemplo los Judios fueron una civilizacion que salaban peces como anchos, atun.๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ

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Other civilizations that continued the Roman legacy were the Visigoths and later the Arabs who occupied Portugal for many decades, For example many cities in Portugal have Arab names, the Portuguese constantly fought against the Arabs for territory!๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿคบ๐Ÿคบ๐Ÿคบ
Otras civilizaciones que continuaron con el legado Romano fueron los visigodos y posteriormente los Arabes que ocuparon Portugal por muchas decadas, Por ejemplo muchas ciudades de Portugal tienen nombre arabes, los Portugueses constantemente lucharon contra los arabes por territorio!๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ 

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A VERY COMPLEX SYSTEM๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿงญ/UN SISTEMA MUY COMPLEJO๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ท

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In the first photo you can see how a small "tunnel" was actually an aquaduct that circulated throughout the small factory, and the process of salting fish required fresh water, this was a stroke of luck because in this area there is very little fresh water, but they built the factory next to a natural water well, so the water was channeled to do the job! Let's remember that there were also spas here, not all Romans had the option of taking baths in pools like these!๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ
En la primera foto puedes ver como un pequeรฑo "tunel" en realidad era un acuaducto que circulaba por toda la pequeรฑa fabrica, y es que el proceso de salar pescado requeria agua dulce, esto fue un golpe de suerte porque en esta area hay muy poca agua dulce, pero ellos fabricaron la fabrica a lado de un pozo de agua natural, por lo que se canalizaba el agua para hacer el trabajo! recordemos que tambien habian aqui balnearios no todos los Romanos tenian la opcion de tomar baรฑos en piscinas como estas!๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ˜จ

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I think the Romans were the first to create this system of natural pools, taking advantage of the water that emanated underground, or was carried by aqueducts, but if we see in the description they had hot and cold baths! very advanced because entering hot and cold water relaxes and helps heal muscles after a war!๐Ÿ˜
Creo que los Romanos fueron los primeros en crear este sistema de piscinas naturales, aprovechando el agua que emanaba subterraneamente, o era llevada por acuaductos, pero si vemos en la descripcion tenian baรฑos de agua caliente y fria! muy avanzado porque entrar en agua fria y caliente relaja y ayuda a sanar los musculos luego de una guerra!๐Ÿ™‡โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™‡โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’†โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’†โ€โ™‚๏ธ

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As I mentioned before, here you can see a description of where the fresh water well that emanated from the earth was positioned and that was very well used for the work! The Romans were known to be a very clean civilization, so hygiene was essential for their culture, then we have a description of the warehouse area, basically here the fish were stored in MUD JARS after being salted, here they were kept for consumption or export!๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ 
Como lo mencionaba anteriormente aqui se ve una descripcion de donde se posicionaba el pozo de agua dulce que emanaba de la tierra y que era muy bien aprovechada para el trabajo! los Romanos fueron conocidos por ser una civilizacion muy limpia, por lo que la higiene era indispensable para su cultura, luego tenemos una descripcion de la zona de almacenes basicamente aqui se almacenaba en JARRONES DE BARRO los peces luego de ser salados, aqui eran guardados para el consumo o su exportacion! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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EXPLORER๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿงญ/EXPLORADOR๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ท

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I say goodbye, I hope you have enjoyed my photos and this post so nutritious in knowledge, I personally learned a little more about the great Roman civilization, in addition to understanding a little more the history of Portugal! and as always I will continue to be an explorer in search of knowledge! "BECAUSE THERE IS NO BETTER TASTE IN THE MOUTH THAN IGNORANCE" the more ignorant I am, the more I am motivated to learn !!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜
Yo me despido, espero hayas disfrutado de mis fotos y de este post tan nutritivo en conocimiento, yo personalmente aprendi un poco mas sobre la gran civilizacion Romana, ademas de comprender un poco mas la historia de Portugal! y como siempre seguire siendo un explorador en busca de conocimiento! "PORQUE NO HAY MEJOR SABOR DE BOCA QUE LA IGNORANCIA" mientras mas ignorante soy mas me motivo aprender!!!๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ‘€

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For the realization of this post, the following publications were studied, apart from adding content of my own that I have learned in my years as a scientist!

http://www.salazonesserrano.com/blog/los-romanos-l%C3%ADderes-en-salazones-de-la-antig%C3%BCedad

https://www.guiadacidade.pt/es/poi-ruinas-romanas-de-creiro-14033

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