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CASTELO DA LOUSA Alentejo, Portugal.

A Roman fort (23.5 x 20 m) on the left bank of the Guadiana, 6 km SW of Mourão, established in the period of Augustus. The work, unmatched in Portugal, is important evidence for the military architecture of the period. Outside the fort, on the slope, are various structures still incompletely excavated, which may have served as lodgings for the garrison. The finds are in the Museum of Évora.


A. do Paço e J. Bação Leal, “Castelo da Lousa, Mourão (Portugal). Una fortificación romana de la margen izquierda del Guadiana,” Archivo Español de Arqueologia 39 (1966) 167-83MPI; id., “Castelo da Lousa (Mourão),” Conimbriga 7 (1968) 1-5MPI.


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