Situated on the left bank of the Navia Estuary, Castro de Coaña is a hilltop settlement (4th Century BC) surrounded by walls and accessed from the south. The main defensive structure is located precisely in the south and consists of a wide ditch dug into the slaty subsoil finished off by a wall. Inside, the settlement is divided into several sectors.
It has a diamond shape in which the three areas can be clearly distinguished. The acropolis is a triangular enclosure surrounded by a wall, not used for housing. Access to this area was protected by a square tower. The northern residential sector spreads out beneath the north wall of the acropolis, mostly consisting of circular huts. Some of them are accessed via a hall or corridor. The walls are made of slate with rounded corners.
Inside the residential sector near the gate to the acropolis, there are two groups of buildings associated with channelling water and a pool, a granite vessel called a 'bath', which suggests that it was used for bathing or rustic saunas.References:
The Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere is one of the oldest churches of Rome. The basic floor plan and wall structure of the church date back to the 340s, and much of the structure to 1140-43. The first sanctuary was built in 221 and 227 by Pope Callixtus I and later completed by Pope Julius I.
The inscription on the episcopal throne states that this is the first church in Rome dedicated to Mary, mother of Jesus, although some claim that privilege belongs to the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. A Christian house-church was founded here about 220 by Pope Saint Callixtus I (217-222) on the site of the Taberna meritoria, a refuge for retired soldiers. The area was made available for Christian use by Emperor Alexander Severus when he settled a dispute between the Christians and tavern-keepers.
The church underwent two restorations in the fifth and eighth centuries and in 1140-43 it was re-erected on its old foundations under Pope Innocent II.