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National Geographic: An oven and two skulls.

June 1, 2022

A unique finding in an oven from Idanha: In Idanha a velha a bread oven was found with a peculiar finding...

Idanha-a-velha: Mil anos de História

February 16, 2022

The project supported by FCT taking place in Idanha-a-Velha is one of the highlighted research projects of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Coimbra.

National Geographic: A Thousand Years in Idanha

June 1, 2021

For over a thousand years, Idanha-a-Velha was an important urban center in the Iberian Peninsula. Romans, Suebi and Visigoths, Arabs and Knights Templar left their mark on this territory. These marks are emerging again.

European Project connects Idanha to Rome

February 16, 2021

A “journey” connecting Lusitania, at the westernmost end of the Roman empire, to its capital, Rome – this is the central thread of the project in which the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra is involved. It is due to start this year and continue for one and a half years.

Project in Idanha-a-Velha funded by FCT

February 5, 2021

The research project "The historical village of Idanha-a-Velha: City, territory and population in ancient times (first century BC – twelfth century AD)” was one of the eight projects at national level, in the area of History and Archaeology, selected for funding by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.

Público: Idanha-a-Velha has an amazing history, more than any other place I know

January 15, 2021

The archaeologists Pedro Carvalho and Catarina Tente lead the team that is rediscovering Idanha-a-Velha, weaving (hi)stories of Romans, Visigoths, Muslims and Templars into a narrative that they believe will attract many visitors to this village. They have already discovered the south gate of the ancient Roman city, a bread oven and two skulls.

Oldest Baptistery in the Iberian Peninsula

September 20, 2019

A team of researchers from the Universities of Coimbra, Vigo and Coruña published a study that establishes the date of the construction of the two baptisteries found in Idanha-a-Velha, identifying one of them as the oldest in the Iberian Peninsula.

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