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Cabo Espichel

Cabo Espichel
Following the Calcholitic, human tribes began to look for elevated locations in order provide a natural defense; there are vestiges encountered in the area of Outeiro Redondo and Zambujal, that indicate this preoccupation and conflicts. During the Iron Age, there are documented references to the lands of Risco, farther to the west of Cabo Espichel, that was a largest undefended settlement at the time.[ Avieno in Orla Marítima named Cabo Espichel, Cabo Cêmpsico, and was probably because the name was associated with the peoples that lived in the vicinity. Later, the geographer Strabo called this area Promontorium Barbaricum.
At a time when Roman settlement persisted in the Iberian peninsula, the Roman presence on the cape was limited. This can be explained by the symbology that the Romans conferred on the capes, which they considered sacred, where the gods met at night

Dimas Sequeira, ROL/Photo, RHH, kiiti and 17 other people have particularly liked this photo

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 Diana Australis
Diana Australis club
An impressive building, with all the arches!
I hope your week is a lovely sunny one, Jose. X
4 months ago.
Annemarie club
The romans were right:)

great perspective
Happy tuesday.
4 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Impressive building; well captured José.
4 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
WOWWWWWW, incredible endless building, Jose !!! Beautifully captured !!!
4 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Awesome shot! Stay well!

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4 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Fine composition, José ! A great architectural diagonal !
4 months ago.
 John Lawrence
John Lawrence club
Thank you for posting your wonderful image to
Interesting Views
4 months ago.
 John Lawrence
John Lawrence club
Superb pic & narrative Jose
4 months ago.
J.Garcia club
Esplêndida perspectiva com uma tonalidade muito apropriada, cor de terra
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Obrigada, Zé
4 months ago.
vero club
une photo spectaculaire, belle architecture, merçi pour le partage de votre récit, Bonne après midi Amicalement
4 months ago. Edited 4 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Spectacular building and a wonderful capture Jose
Thank you for the narrative

Thank you for posting in the group
4 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Grandiose ...!
4 months ago.
ROL/Photo club
WAOuh une architecture de rigueur
3 months ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Vestígios silenciosos de tempos em que os peregrinos aí se alojavam!
2 months ago.

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