Sagres’ links to Prince Henry the Navigator and the Portuguese Discoveries will also be among the themes explored at the future museum.
“With this wealth and diversity of heritage, we can tell the tale of Earth itself and the timeline of human occupation of our territory, which dates back 300 million years from a natural point of view and 34,000 years from a cultural point of view,” the archaeologist revealed.
“In Portugal and the Algarve in particular, projects are normally carried out with tourism and tourists in mind, but the spirit behind this museum is for it to be a museum of the territory, by and for the people of Vila do Bispo,” he said.
The role that the museum may play in the education of Vila do Bispo’s younger residents could also be significant. Said the archaeologist, a local student has already been able to “find and recognise a Roman lucerne” (oil lamp made of ceramic) after attending extracurricular classes focusing on heritage.