"In the 9th and 10th of February the Symposium “Beja - Images of the Ancient City” will take place in Beja. Among others, Jorge Alarcão, José d'Encarnação, Cláudio Torres and Joaquim Caetano will participate in the event.
The starting point is the excavations that Maria da Conceição Lopes has managed for long in the city forum. It has been a lengthy and difficult process in many respects. The important discoveries made in recent years are the cornerstone of this new starting point.
The research is part of a larger program, entitled “Archaeology of the cities of Beja”, a project where the city meets its construction. It is an urban archaeology project that aims to safeguard the heritage and the production of knowledge.
The Symposium is organized by the Centre for Archaeological Studies of the Universities of Coimbra and Porto / Mértola’s Archaeological Site, and is supported by the Foundation for Science and Technology and the Beja Local Authority."