of the most important villas in Portugal is ca. 2 km
from this village. Partial excavations have uncovered ca.
350 sq. m of mosaics, for the most part with polychrome
geometric designs. One of them, from the 4th c. A.D.,
has an inscription, VIVENTES CARDILIUM ET AVITAM FELIX
TURRE, in a panel with two portraits which perhaps represent the owners.
A. do Paço, “Mosaicos romanos de la
‘villa de Cardilius’ en Torres Novas (Portugal),” Archivo
Español de Arqueologia
37 (1964) 81-87PI