Lisbon story

2014-05-17_20-13-47

The Padrao dos Descobrimentos monument in Belem commemorates the achievements of Portuguese discoverers

Lisbon archives contain an abundance of historical documents on the period, when Portugal ruled the Indian Ocean. A DEMAX team met historian Prof. Joao Teles e Cunha at the Maritime Museum in Belem to find out, what kind of seafaring information from Arab sources was available for discoverers from Portugal.