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1110 BCE: Traditional founding date for the Phoenician colony of Gades (Cadiz).
1100 BCE: Founding of Gades by Phoenicians.
500 BCE: Gades captured by Carthage.
237 BCE: Hamilcar Barca arrives in southern Spain to expand Carthage's interests there. He makes his base at Gades and founds Acra Leuce.
206 BCE - 205 BCE: The Romans conquer Gades. End of the Carthaginian presence on the Iberian Peninsula.
49 CE: Caesar changed name of Gadir to Gades.
410 CE: Gades captured by Visigoths.
550 CE: Gades captured by Justinian.
711 CE: Gades overtaken by Moors.