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Narnia began as an Umbrian city by the name of Nequinum, mentioned as early as 600 BC. In the 4th century BC, it was conquered by the Romans, who renamed it Narnia after the nearby Nar River, now the Nera River . In 209 BC, it was destroyed by the Romans, for refusing to help pay for the war against Carthage.
Narnia was later rebuilt, and, during Roman times, it was an outpost for the legions of Rome. The Via Flaminia, connecting the city of Rome to the Adriatic Sea, passed through Narnia, crossing the Nar over a monumental bridge that is thought to be the largest Roman bridge in the world.
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