Hercules, Tower of


Hercules, Tower of

lighthouse, La Coruña, Spain
      probably the only ancient Roman lighthouse still in use, located in the city of A Coruña (Coruña, A), Spain, on a peninsula in Coruña Bay. A Phoenician tower may have occupied the site originally, but the present structure, 185 feet (56.8 metres) tall, is considered a Roman work dating from or at least remodeled during the reign of Trajan (AD 98–117).

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