Articles and News

Sul Informação, 27 September 2022

Cláudio Torres starts to name the Mértola Museum

(This article is written in portuguese)

Museum of Mértola, 26 July 2021

Cláudio Torres – National ‘Memory and Identity’ Award 2020/2021

On 22 July 2021, Doctor Cláudio Torres, Director of the Archaeological Site of Mértola and the Mértola Museum received the National ‘Memory and Identity’ Award, awarded by the Portuguese Association of Municipalities with Historic Centres, at the official ceremony marking the National Day of Historic Centres, in Tavira.

National Geographic, 01 November 2020

Baptistérios de Mértola.

(This article is written in portuguese), 01 May 2019

Uncovering Portugalʹs Islamic roots. Where Christians pray facing Mecca

Archaeologists in Mertola have spent the last 40 years looking for traces of Portugalʹs Islamic past. What they found shows that Islam is not alien to Europe and has in fact deeply influenced Portuguese history and culture.

Lidador Notícias, 13 November 2015

Mértola: Vatican distinguishes Archaeological Field

The Archaeological Site of Mértola, Alentejo, He received the award this year from the Vatican Pontifical Academies, dedicated to the early centuries of Christianity, by archaeological campaigns in recent years and the “extraordinary results”.

Diário do Alentejo, 10 December 2014

Mértola revela o segundo batistério paleocristão

(This article is written in portuguese)

Jornal Público, 14 October 2014

Pieces of Islamic art from Mértola will be exhibited at the Louvre Museum

(This article is written in portuguese)

Expresso, 30 September 2010

1991 Pessoa Prize Laureate - Cláudio Torres

(This article is written in portuguese)

Revista História, 01 November 2003

Islamic Civilization: The Last Great Mediterranean Civilization

(This article is written in portuguese)