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The magic of Cape Circeo

Monte Circeo or Cape Circeo (Italian: Promontorio del Circeo, Latin: Mons Circeius) is a mountain remaining as a promontory that marks the southwestern limit of the former Pontine Marshes. Here on this beautiful hill over the South Tyrrhenian Sea In 1939, the skull of a Neanderthal man was found in the Guattari Cave by a team led by Alberto Carlo Blanc. Upon the east end of the promontory ridge are the remains of an ancient, a polygonal structure that roughly forms a rectangle and that measures about 200 by 100 meters. The blocks are very carefully cut and jointed; right angles were intentionally avoided. The wall stands almost entirely free, as at Arpinum—polygonal walls in Italy typically form embanking walls—and increases considerably in thickness as it descends.

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  • Uploaded on December 18, 2012
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    by The Man in the Maze™
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D5100
    • Taken on 2012/09/18 17:52:18
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 82.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash