“Who writes to us from the mountains” takes “one of the greatest treasures of archeology” to Parises

The traveling street exhibition “Who writes to us from the mountains”, which is one of “the greatest treasures of European archeology”, is […]

The traveling street exhibition "Who writes to us from the mountains", which is “one of the greatest treasures of European archeology”, opens this Sunday, May 14th, at 18 pm, next to the Chapel of Our Lady of Fátima, in Parises, in the municipality of São Brás de Alportel.

This is an exhibition on stelae with writing from the Southwest and the Iron Age. This writing is even «it is the voice that brings us closer to the thoughts and ways of life of the past, a hallmark of the mountain range that divides Alentejo and Algarve and a privileged symbol of the region's historical heritage», considers the Chamber of São Brás.

“It is, after all, the first, well-characterized, writing manifestation of the Iberian Peninsula and one of the oldest in Europe and which is, even today, to be deciphered”, he adds.

Its contents present the Iron Age, the writing of the Southwest, where they lived and how these communities lived and died, as well as some of the researchers who in Loulé, Silves and at the National Archeology Museum dedicated themselves to the theme.

The exhibition aims to take the cultural space “Museum” out of doors, interacting with local communities, contributing «to a more democratic access to culture», says the São Paulo municipality.

As such, it will be accessible at any time, it is free and bilingual.

In the space adjacent to the exhibition, contemporary works by plastic artists Menau, Ângela Menezes and Ana Isabel Palma from São Paulo can also be seen, who, based on writing from the Southwest, created mural paintings and a sculptural project.

Organized by the Municipality of São Brás de Alportel in partnership with the Municipality of Loulé and the ESTELA Project, the exhibition will be open to the public until the 16th of July.

The exhibition also has the support of the National Museum of Archeology (General Directorate of Cultural Heritage), of the Municipal Museum of Faro and the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon. It also had the collaboration of the Regional Directorate of Culture of the Algarve, the Parish Council of Ameixial, the Parish Council of Benafim, the Parish Council of Salir and the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage.

The inauguration will take place during the Festa dos Tabuleiros Floridos – Nossa Senhora de Fátima which takes place in Parises during the weekend. «Angela Meneses' exhibition will have, at the Procession of Candles, which takes place on Saturday, May 13, at 21 pm, an unparalleled presence», says the City Council of São Brás.