Archaeology Travel, Lusitania, Portugal, Roman villa

The Roman Tower of Centum Cellas, Portugal

The Tower of Centum Cellas (also known as the "Tower of St. Cornelius"), located in the municipality of Colmeal da Torre in Portugal, is one of the most enigmatic monuments from the Roman period to be found in the country. These majestic ruins were part of a large Roman villa from the first century AD, situated on… Continue reading The Roman Tower of Centum Cellas, Portugal

Archaeology Travel, Lusitania, Museum, Mythology, Photography, Portugal, Roman art, Roman Mosaic

Roman mosaics from Lusitania (Portugal)

Among the most impressive Roman remains that can be seen today in Portugal are the large, prosperous farms and luxurious villas built in the countryside by the elite. The villas were splendidly decorated with mosaics, frescoes, and sculptures. Some of the mosaics, still in situ or exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Lisbon, are often very… Continue reading Roman mosaics from Lusitania (Portugal)

Archaeology Travel, Lusitania, Portugal, Roman engineering, Roman Temples

Photoset: The Roman Temple of Évora (Portugal)

The Roman Temple of Évora (Templo Romano de Évora), also referred to as the Templo de Diana (although there is no basis in fact for this designation), is an ancient temple in the historic city of Évora, Portugal. The temple is part of the historical centre of the city, which was included in the classification… Continue reading Photoset: The Roman Temple of Évora (Portugal)

Archaeology Travel, Lusitania, Portugal, Roman Bridges, Roman engineering

Looking for Roman bridges in Lusitania (Portugal)

One of the best preserved ancient Roman road networks is to be found in the Roman Province of Lusitania (including approximately all of modern Portugal and part of modern Spain) with numerous cobbled streets and an amazing amount of well-preserved  bridges. I visited many of those bridges as part as my archaeological trip to Portugal… Continue reading Looking for Roman bridges in Lusitania (Portugal)