Carpia was an Iberian city which is said to be the site of the ancient city Tartessos, or the refoundation of the sunken city.



Pausanias, a Greek traveller and geographer, wrote of a connection between Tartessos and Carpia after visiting Elis::"They say that Tartessus is a river in the land of the Iberians, running down into the sea by two mouths, and that between these two mouths lies a city of the same name. The river, which is the largest in Iberia, and tidal, those of a later day called Baetis, and there are some who think that Tartessus was the ancient name of Carpia, a city of the Iberians."

See also

*Tartessian language
*Spanish mythology

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