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Museum of Lisbon
Casa dos Bicos

Long-term Exhibition

Integrating archaeological structures unearthed by excavations carried out at the Casa dos Bicos since 1981, the exhibition gives us unprecedented insight into the changing nature and use of this riverside site from the Roman period to the present day.

The exhibition presents remnants of a preserved and salted fish production unit from the Roman city of Olisipo (modern-day Lisbon), which was most likely set up next to the fluvial beach of the Tagus River during the 1st Century CE.

A fragment of a Roman wall and semi-circular watch tower also highlights the reinforcement of Roman cities’ defence mechanisms from the late 3rd century onwards, while other archaeological finds show how the Roman wall was subsequently integrated into the Medieval wall.

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