The Scipio?s Tower; First Century AD; Tarragona (Tarraco, Hispania Citerior), Catalonia, Spain; built with big stone blocks which came from a local quarry, it is formed by three superimposed bodies, a plinth and two upper floors where there are two high relief figures and an inscription which cannot be read due to the deterioration; These high relief figures were wrongly attributed to the Escipion?s brothers, founders of the Roman Tarraco. In fact they are two relief figures of the God Atis, a funeral god.

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The Scipio?s Tower; First Century AD; Tarragona (Tarraco, Hispania Citerior), Catalonia, Spain; built with big stone blocks which came from a local quarry, it is formed by three superimposed bodies, a plinth and two upper floors where there are two high relief figures and an inscription which cannot be read due to the deterioration; These high relief figures were wrongly attributed to the Escipion?s brothers, founders of the Roman Tarraco. In fact they are two relief figures of the God Atis,...
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