The city of Astigi was located next to the river Genil, navigable antiquity, and via Augusta. We do not know of any written reference on the Republican Écija, which makes assume that its importance to the goods from Augustus, which the work with the title of Colonia Augusta signs and makes it capital of the juridical convent Astigitano. were under its important jurisdiction cities like Urso.
We can say that the old wall coincided with the medieval but still existing layout, but it may have been greater in the days of Augustus. The current configuration of the streets, partly reticular, allows to suppose the existence of an octagonal plant in Imperial epoch.
The forum is located in the current Plaza Mayor, where he started the Cardo maximum as it corresponded to Santa Cruz Street and Cánovas del Castillo. The maximum Decumano is identified with the Calle Duque de la Victoria.
We do not know any of the buildings that surround the forum well, although there are many architectural elements, sculptures and captions that assume the existence of rich and immovable in this place. Some discovery discovered remains of mosaic-decorated dwellings.
El Picadero
As for the public buildings we find in the current bullring the remains of the old amphitheatre.
The greatest finding has been in the excavations carried out in the area known as the stable, where the walls of what appeared to be a public building were discovered, in a state of magnificent conservation, almost similar to those of Pompeii. It is also preserved almost intact a Roman pond in the hall square dating from the end of the century I BC.
Archaeological Museum.
Among the most important archaeological finds in recent years, exercises in the province of Bética, stands out for its interest, artistic value and state of conservation a statue of Amazon of the 2nd century A.D., a copy of an original Greek of the 4th century B.C. found in The year 2002 in Écija, the old Astigi and later colony Augusta Firma, capital that was of the Conventus Astigitanus.