"80 days around the Roman Empire". Day 8. We move to Portugal to discover one of the most peculiar gallo-roman places: Castro of Monte Mozinho. This Neolithic hill fort was occupied by the Romans from the 1st to the 5th century AD. Roman remains include a temple, a mausoleum and a number of other buildings.
What to see there (from the Timetravelrome article): Extensive masonry foundations outline the buildings of the town’s inhabitants, covering an area of 20 hectares. Numerous homes remain, both in the circular style of the earlier cultures and the more square and traditional Roman style of architecture. The city had three walls, segments of each remain visible. A large, elliptical courtyard, also walled, may have been a city center or public area, similar to a classic Roman forum. A Roman Temple and a nearby turriform, columned mausoleum containing sculptures lie inside the city, while near the outermost wall in the northwest was a larger necropolis. Smaller artifacts including ceramics, glass, imbrex and tegula roofing tiles, millstones, coins, weapons, jewelry, sculptures, and altars are divided up between the Penafiel Municipal Museum, the Porto Museum of Ethnography and History, and the University of Porto's Anthropologic Museum.
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