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Turris Lybisonis, six centuries of the Roman colony’s history

Turris Lybisonis, six centuries of the Roman colony’s history

Photo: Turris Lybisonis
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Turris Lybisonis: the current Porto Torres is the most important locality among those founded by The Romans, during their permanence in the island, among the I century B.C. and the V century A.D. The roman colony (of which many testimonies are conserved in the nearby Antiquarium Turritano

The myth of Metalla, where the Romans coined the coins

The myth of Metalla, where the Romans coined the coins

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Metalla and its myth. This locality was considered the fulcrum of the Romans mining activity in the Iglesiente. But still today, we are not able to locate it precisely. There are at least two hypotheses: the first one would place it in the Fluminese, off nearby the temple of Antas (Fluminimaggiore), in a territory rich in iron,