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TORRES NOVAS Ribatejo, Portugal.

One 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.


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