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Pelourinho de Algoso

Pelourinho de Algoso
Pelourinho, is a stone column placed in a public place in a city or town where criminals were punished and exposed. The big donataries, the bishops, the cabidos and the monasteries were also entitled to pillory, as evidence and instrument of feudal jurisdiction. The pillories were, at least since the end of the 15th century, considered the standard or symbol of municipal freedom. Or the pillory is a derivation, from very old customs, of the erection in the cities of the ius italicum of the statues of Marsias or Sileno, symbols of the municipal liberties, other historians refer to Columna or Columna Roman Moenia, an upright post in a public square in which sentenced persons were exposed to the people's mockery.

kiiti, Fred Fouarge, Roger (Grisly), Marco F. Delminho and 10 other people have particularly liked this photo

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 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Very interesting, Jose !! Beautiful capture ! Have a nice Tuesday !!!
7 months ago.
Ruth club
Thank you for posting your wonderful image to
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7 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Interesting, Jose ! Schönen Dienstag wünsch ich dir !
7 months ago.
Annemarie club
fascinating...........and lovely compo
7 months ago.
Annemarie club
despite all, have a beautiful week ahead.
7 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Marvelous capture! Stay well!

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RHH club
Interesting information and so different from what we are used to. Great photo, Jose.
7 months ago.
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7 months ago.
 Gilbert H
Gilbert H club
Triste souvenir !
7 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Lovely capture and thank you for the narrative Jose

Thank you for posting in the group
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