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Cyclopean wall. Tarragona. Catalonia. Spain

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Cyclopean wall. Tarragona. Catalonia. Spain

Cyclopean wall (6th or 5thcentury B.C.) built of irregular stone blocks. Tarragona. Catalonia. Spain

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Archaeological Archeology Block Catalan Catalonia Cataluna Civilitation Costa Cyclopean Dorada Hispania Iberian Irregular Peninsula Tarraco Tarragona Unesco Urbanism


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1. Title: Ancient Wonders of Tarragona: A Glimpse into the Past through the Irregular Stones of the Cyclopean Wall 2.. Step back in time as we journey to the ancient city of Tarragona, located in the beautiful region of Catalonia, Spain. This image showcases a remarkable piece of history: the Cyclopean Wall, believed to date back to the 6th or 5th century B.C. The Cyclopean Wall, a testament to the rich history and cultural heritage of Hispania, is an architectural marvel that has stood the test of time. Constructed from massive, irregularly shaped limestone blocks, this ancient fortification was likely built to protect the city of Tarraco, as Tarragona was known during the Roman era. The wall's unique design, with its seemingly haphazard arrangement of stones, has led some to believe that it was built by the mythical Cyclops. However, modern archaeological evidence suggests that this was not the case, and the wall was most likely constructed by human hands. The Cyclopean Wall is just one of the many historical treasures that can be found in Tarragona, a city steeped in history and urbanism. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tarragona's ancient ruins offer a fascinating glimpse into the civilizations that once thrived in this region, from the Iberian and Roman periods to the Spanish Empire. As you explore the Costa Dorada, take a moment to appreciate the beauty and mystery of the Cyclopean Wall, a reminder of the ancient past that continues to shape the present. 3. Keywords: 5th century, 6th century, ancient, age, archaeological, archeology, architecture, block, Catalan, Catalonia, city, civilization, Costa Dorada, cyclopean, Hispania, Iberian, imperial, Tarragona, irregular, old, Roman Empire, site, Spain, Spanish, stone, Tarragona, UNESCO, urbanism, wall, world, Cataluna, history, historical.

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