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Four-year dig at Cacela Velha to reveal Medieval Algarve

Published on 20/06/2018

A new programme of archaeological excavations will increase knowledge of the medieval period of occupation of Cacela Velha, close to the old fortress which remains in danger of collapse.

The excavations will concentrate in the old well area, where the old Islamic quarter is located, and will look for a possible connection to the port and a Christian necropolis.

The activity began this week in a programme that will re-analyse the existing archaeological remains, mark out the areas of occupation and identify any new areas, according to Vila Real de Santo António Council.