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Notes on the Geography of Portugal: Lisbon/Belém: Photo 30

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The two figures on either side of the arch are Vasco and the Marqués de Pombal, whose writ extended far beyond 18th century Lisbon as the man behind the words sought to revivify the empire. (His hand was heavy in Goa, for example.) The reclining figures at the far sides represent the rivers Tagus and Douro.

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