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Monte Hacho

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Location type: Berg
Number of texts: 2
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Made by Dromos
Made by Dromos

Monte Hacho is a mountain near the city of Ceuta. To Christians, this mountain was known as Monte Almina. This mountain was by many considered to be one of the Pillars of Hercules. The Pillars of Hercules was the legendary rock formations that signified since ancient times the boundary between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. Monte Almina and the rock of Gibraltar as a big candidate of the Pillars of Hercules.

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Linked themes: Geography
Linked groups: Guide for mappers

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Made by Dromos | Reference Jguk 2
Made by Dromos | Reference Toby Lester, 2009, The Fourth Part of the World.

The Moors built a big fortress on top of Monte Almina or Mont Hacho to control the Strait of Gibraltar. Later on the Portugeze would capture this fortress to control the region. Capturing this fotress, the Portuguese announced that the were in posession of the port and key of all Africa.

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