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Tomb of Pozo Moro
limestone, 500 B.C.
The tomb of Pozo Moro was built to a height of 16 feet in a desolate and remote region of the province of Albacete in central Spain. Because of poor construction, it fell apart after only a few decades after it was built. The reconstructed temple shown here now stands in Madrid’s National Archaeological Museum. Four massive and snarling lions once guarded the tower’s base. On the exterior of the tower are friezes depicting mythological scenes, each suggesting the heroic character of the person laid to rest inside.