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The Rare Roman Tower of Centum Cellas in Portugal, Whose Original Function Remains Unknown

On Mount Santo Antão in the Portuguese municipality of Belmonte, a curious structure stands tall. A two-story square tower, built with large ashlar stones, appears to have battlements, numerous windows, and doors. Despite its strange appearance, it is a Roman building from the 1st century AD known as the Centum Cellas Tower. In Portuguese, it […]