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Milestones at Alcafozes

(Originally published on November 9, 2013)

A milestone dedicated to Augustus was found at the village of Alcafozes (Idanha-a-Nova) (now in Epigraphical Museum of Idanha-a-Velha) signals the Via Romana Igaedis (Idanha-a-Velha) to Emerita (Mérida) that crossed the village in the direction of the Roman bridge of Segura. Besides this one, in the village there are two more cylinder-shaped stones that could be originally milestones. One was reused in a wall of the village with coordinates: 39.949778, -7.119426

The other is on the corner of a street intersection next to the Parish Church and has no trace of letters with coordinates: 39.949731,-7.119369