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Discoveries Monument on the Tagus River in Lisbon, Portugal

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Discoveries Monument on the Tagus River in Lisbon, Portugal

Discoveries Monument on the Tagus River in Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon Photo (c) Linda Garrison
The Discoveries Monument (or Monument to the Discoveries) was built in 1960 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry the Navigator, who sponsored many of the Portuguese explorers of the 16th century. The Discoveries Monument has statues of all the great Portuguese explorers such as Vasco de Gama and Magellan. The monument also has a map that chronicles Portugal's empire building around the world.

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