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Burials of Africans Slaves Found at Old Rubbish Dump in Portugal

Posted by Jean-Yves on Apr 19, 2019
 

In a bid to discover more about the slave trade, archaeologists are still working day in and out on several projects. Most recently, archaeologists discovered more than 150 skeletons of enslaved Africans at the site of an old rubbish dump in Portugal.

The skeletons were found at the site of Valle da Gafaria, located outside the Medieval walls of the port city of Lagos along the southwest coast of Portugal. The archaeologists found several of them tied or in positions that suggest they were not buried in the conventional style.

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