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Tower of Hercules – The Oldest Existing Lighthouse in the World

The Tower of Hercules also known as “Farum Brigantium” is an ancient Roman lighthouse located on a peninsula in Galicia, north-western Spain. The tower was built in the late 1st or early 2nd century, during the reign of Emperor Trajan in order to facilitate navigation along the Galicia coastline, on the sea route connecting the Mediterranean to northwest Europe.

The lighthouse has been constantly used since the 2nd century and is considered to be the oldest existing lighthouse in the world.

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