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Huesca celebrates its main festival, the Fiesta of San Lorenzo, in honor of Saint Lawrence from 9 to 15 August.
Huesca dates back to pre-Roman times and was once known as Bolscan in the ancient Iberian language.
It was once the capital of Vescetani, in the north of Tarraconian Spain, on the road from Tarraco and Ilerda to Caesaragugusta.
During the Roman Empire, the city was known as Osca and was a Roman colony under the rule of Quintus Sertorius, who made Osca his base.
The city minted its own coins and was also home to a prestigious school founded by Sertorius to teach young Iberians Latin and Roman customs.
It is believed that after Sertorius Strabo renamed it Ileoscanus.
Apparently he was in the silver mines.
The eighteenth-century Spanish historian Enrique Flores pointed out the impossibility of a single city supplying such enormous quantities of minted silver as was recorded by ancient writers, under the terms argentum Oscense, Signatum Oscense;
The Romanized city became a municipality by decree of Augustus in 30 BC.
The Arabs conquered the city at the end of the 8th century, and the city became known as Vashka, entering the Upper Border of the Emirate of Cordoba.
It was ruled by a local governor appointed from Cordoba, but was subject to repeated political unrest, uprisings and assassinations as the Banu Qasi, Banu Amrus and Banu al-Tawil clans, as well as the Arista dynasty in Pamplona, fought for control and autonomy.
In the mid-10th century, Vasca was given to Banu Tujib, who ruled the Upper March from Zaragoza, and became part of the Taifa of Zaragoza in 1018 when they successfully liberated themselves from the disintegrating Caliphate.
In 1094, Sancho Ramirez built the nearby Castle of Montearagon with the intention of besieging Vasca, but was killed by a stray arrow when he reached the city walls.
It was conquered in 1096 by Peter I of Aragon.