An Ancient Roman Lighthouse Still In Use Nowadays! It Can Be Called The Oldest Lighthouse Existing In The World.

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The amazing ancient lighthouse is called the Tower of Hercules, originally known as the “Farum Brigantium”. The tower was probably erected in the late 1st or early 2nd century, during the reign of Emperor Trajan (98-117), to facilitate navigation along the rugged Galicia coastline, on a strategic point on the sea route linking the Mediterranean to northwest Europe. The tower stands on a 57 meter high rock, and rises a further 55 meters, of which 34 meters correspond to the Roman masonry and 21 meters to the restoration in the 18th century, when the tower was augmented with two octagonal forms. It now can definitely be called the oldest lighthouse existing in the world! (Via)

ancient roman lighthouse still in use
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ancient roman lighthouse still in use
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ancient roman lighthouse still in use
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