N is for Neptune in Faro

Here is a quick post for the letter N. It could have been Neil Young or Neil Armstrong. In the end, it was Neptune.

Part of a Mosiac of the god of the sea was unearthed near Faro Railway Station in 1976.

Occupying a large room the Mosiac was relocated to the 16th Century Infante Dom Henrique Archaeological Museum.

The museum is housed in a former convent in Faro. Along with Neptune, the museum has a range of artifacts from prehistoric Portugal to neoclassical times including pottery and paintings.

The Roman mosaic of Oceanus/Neptune and the four winds dates from the 3rd century.

The museum is not large but well worth a visit!

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Neptune Mosaic




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