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OSSONOBA (Faro) Algarve, Portugal.

The modern city lies over the ancient one which is mentioned by Strabo (3.2.5), Ptolemy (2.5), Pliny (HN 4.22), Mela (3.1), and in the Antonine Itinerary. Roman remains include a temple unearthed in the Largo da Sé, tombs in Bairro Letes, and a deposit of some scores of lamps in the Horta do Pinto. Additional evidence of identification comes from inscriptions found mostly in the fortifications. The finds are in the Archaeological Museum of Faro.


A. Viana, “Ossonoba. O Problema da sua localização,” Revista de Guimarães 62 (1952) 250-85.


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    • Strabo, Geography, 3.2.5
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 4.22
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