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The Slaves of Lagos

Skelette an der Algarve

Project leadership:
Dr Maria Teresa Ferreira
Lagos, Portugal

The research project
During the 15th century, the port of the Portuguese city of Lagos was a hub for slave ships from Africa; from here, the human cargo was transshipped for transportation on to other locations in Portugal and Europe. In an emergency excavation on a site earmarked for the construction of an underground parking lot in the district of Valle da Gafaria, which is located outside the Medieval city walls, back in 2009 archaeologists discovered two human burial sites. One belonged…