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  1. Almendres Cromlech: The Twin Megalithic Stone Circles of Portugal

    ... Located on the slopes of the Monte dos Almendres in Portugal, is the ancient megalithic site of Almendres Cromlech, also popularly ... site is the most important megalithic arrangement in Portugal and is also believed to be one of the oldest stone circles in Europe. ...

    dhwty - 30/06/2015 - 03:30

  2. Christopher Columbus: Master Double Agent and Portugal’s 007

    ... Isabel of Castile and her husband, Ferdinand of Aragon. Portugal, Spain's much smaller antagonist for centuries already, sided with the ... Isabel of Castile and her husband, Ferdinand of Aragon. Portugal, Spain's much smaller antagonist for centuries already, sided with the ...

    XpoKolon - 12/05/2017 - 14:03

  3. Legends say mysterious women built the megaliths of Portugal

    ... the Mouras Encantadas, as the mysterious women are called in Portugal. The Church destroyed many dolmens but declared others sacred sites, like this one in Pavia, Portugal. Note the ‘Cafe Dolmen’ in the background. (Photo courtesy of ...

    Mark Miller - 04/06/2015 - 14:33

  4. The Macabre Capela dos Ossos: Why was it Decorated with the Dead?

    ... of and created just such morbid décor for a chapel in Portugal. When one thinks about the interior design of a place of ... of and created just such morbid décor for a chapel in Portugal. The Creation of a Chapel of Bones The Capela dos Ossos (which ...

    dhwty - 13/11/2017 - 13:44

  5. Discover the Rich History of the Magnificent Portuguese Castle of Obidos

    The history of medieval Portugal is well documented by a number of artifacts, but also in its ... antiquity. The castle is one of the official wonders of Portugal, and it’s a source of national pride. The rich story of the area of ... one of the central sites related to the colorful history of Portugal. It was a home to broken hearted queens and a safe harbor for some ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 13/09/2016 - 14:45

  6. The Story Behind a Frightening Chapel of Bones in Portugal

    ... human bones and skulls.  Church of San Francisco, Evora, Portugal. (Francisco Antunes /  CC BY 2.0 ) At the time ... of Bones of the Church of San Francisco in Évora , Portugal. (Georges Jansoone /  CC BY-SA 2.5 ) By:  ...

    Marilo - 14/11/2015 - 04:27

  7. Capela do Senhor da Pedra: The Pagan Origins of the Chapel of the Lord of Stone

    ... village of Miramar, along the spectacular coastline of Portugal, sits a tiny chapel perched on top of a rock known as Capela do Senhor ... of its ancient origins. ( Image source ) Portugal has some of the oldest megaliths in Europe, and there is much evidence ...

    dhwty - 02/05/2015 - 22:39

  8. At Nearly Half a Million-Years-Old, the Fossil of a Human Cranium Discovered in Portugal is a Shock Find

    ... of a mysterious human ancestor with Neanderthal traits in Portugal. It is considered to be the oldest fossil of a human ancestor ... Zilhão, has discovered the oldest fossil human cranium in Portugal, contributing significant information on human evolution during the ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 14/03/2017 - 21:58

  9. Monsanto: The Thriving Medieval Town Built Around Giant Boulders

    ... Yet for the twelfth century municipality of Monsanto in Portugal, the middle ages were just beginning.  In most parts of ... Yet for the twelfth century municipality of Monsanto in Portugal, the middle ages were just beginning. With Mount Monsanto rising in ...

    Riley Winters - 30/01/2018 - 18:59

  10. The Casa do Penedo: A Portuguese Flintstones House

    ... monument located in the Norte Region (‘North Region’) of Portugal. This house acquired its name due to the fact that it was built ... Almendres Cromlech: The Twin Megalithic Stone Circles of Portugal Legends say mysterious women built the megaliths of Portugal ...

    dhwty - 22/03/2018 - 12:59

  11. Was a Portuguese Queen Really Exhumed for her Coronation?

    ... mid-14th century a heart-broken King Peter (Pedro) I of Portugal exhumed the corpse of his lover to have her posthumously crowned ... of the coronation of Inês de Castro, the Corpse Queen of Portugal, is difficult to forget. According to legend, in the ...

    ancient-origins - 02/04/2017 - 02:02

  12. A Monument of Faith: The Magnificent Pena Palace in Sintra

    ... Sintra is a lovely town which is found near Lisbon in Portugal. It is one of the most popular places in Portugal and is protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is also one of ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 31/07/2016 - 04:01

  13. The Masonic Initiation Wells of the Quinta da Regaleira

    Located near the historic center of Sintra, Portugal lies the Quinta da Regaleira- a spectacular estate that sits in a ... finally yielded to Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal after the conquest of Lisbon in 1147. Afonso built an imposing royal ...

    mrreese - 29/10/2014 - 01:09

  14. Controversy Surrounds Artifacts on Azores Islands: Evidence of Advanced Ancient Seafarers?

    ... to North America across the Atlantic. The islands belong to Portugal, and the official historical record has long held that they were ... to North America across the Atlantic. The islands belong to Portugal, and the official historical record has long held that they were ...

    ancient-origins - 17/10/2016 - 22:01

  15. Did the Portuguese Have Secret Knowledge about Brazil Before the Treaty of Tordesillas?

    ... signed in 1494, was a treaty between Castile (Spain) and Portugal, which divided the lands discovered in the New World. Marking ... 2055km) west of the Cape Verde Islands, ruled at the time by Portugal, and the islands of Cuba and Hispaniola - which Christopher Columbus ...

    Clyde Winters - 27/10/2016 - 14:51

  16. Archaeologists Found a Medieval Body With a Tumor That Was Growing Teeth – But That’s Not the Whole Story

    Digging up a graveyard in Lisbon, Portugal, archaeologists found the remains of a woman who had died sometime ... teeth. Digging up a graveyard in Lisbon, Portugal, archaeologists found the remains of a woman who had died sometime ... teratoma, a tumor that had teeth, in a graveyard in Lisbon, Portugal. ( Sofia N. Wasterlain et al./ International Journal of ...

    Mark Oliver - 08/06/2017 - 22:53

  17. The Columbus Myth

    ... In 1485 AD, Columbus presented his plans to John II, King of Portugal to cross the Atlantic. He proposed that the king equip three sturdy ... fact, far too low. The true reason for the denial was that Portugal did not want their colonies in South America discovered, until after ...

    afaram - 03/08/2014 - 23:38

  18. Shape Changes, Fear Does Not: The Mythical Monster Coco

    ... all the places where it appears. The origins of Coco are in Portugal and Spanish Galicia, where it is called Coco, and appears as a monster ... which used to take part in different celebrations. In Portugal it has remained popular until today. The Fight of Saint George and ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 20/03/2016 - 21:06

  19. The Miracle of the Sun, 1917: Ancient Angels at Fatima? The Possible Common Origins of Star Gods

    ... should first understand the social climate which existed in Portugal at this time. Viva La Muerte! Santa Muerte, Folk Saint and ... or Both? The Strange Case of St Columba of Sens Portugal at the beginning of the 20th century was a Catholic country but the ...

    David Halpin - 09/12/2016 - 14:46

  20. The Third International Multi-disciplinary Conference on The Archaeology of Sound

    ... e Memória (ITM)  and The Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, Portugal Presentations from researchers, scholars and technologists ... : Instituto Terra e Memória, Centre for Geosciences, Portugal  Josette Portelli: The OTS Foundation - Malta ​ SCIENTIFIC ...

    ancient-origins - 23/04/2016 - 03:17

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