Scipio Tower (MNAT)

Torre dels Escipions
© Manel Antolí (RV Edipress)
© Manel Antolí (RV Edipress)

In the Roman era, the dead were often buried near roads in the outskirts of the city. This 1st-century funeral monument, located next to what is now the N-340 carriageway, is the most famous tomb in the Tarragona region. Shaped like a tower, it was once topped by a pyramid that has since been lost. Today, three segments remain, rising to a collective height of 9.17 metres. The central segment includes an inscription underscored by a depiction of two figures in high relief, representing the funeral god Attis. The third segment is decorated with a low relief of two figures, almost certainly depicting the persons buried within.

 

Outdoor monument.

N-340 toward Barcelona (6 Km from Tarragona)43007Tarragona
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