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CEUTA    Sebta (Arabic). An enclave of Spain on the Moroccan coast;  Cape Ceuta is the Pillar of Hercules opposite Gibraltar. The town belonged to the Vandal Kingdom, which was destroyed by Byzantium in 533.  Around the year 544 it was … Continue reading

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Byzantine Spain

BYZANTINE SPAIN In 533-4 the Byzantine Empire overthrew the Vandal Kingdom in northwestern Africa and the islands of the western Mediterranean.   Trouble in Visigothic Spain in the late 540s gave the opportunity to intervene there and in 552 a Byzantine … Continue reading

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