santiago island

Remains of a church on Cabo Verde’s Santiago Island, off the West African coast, dates back to late 15th century — when Portugal first colonised the islands that played a central role in the global African slave trade. Archaeological excavations are helping Cabo Verdeans gain new insight into their remarkable and long-obscured history.

The earliest remains of the church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição date from around 1470, with a further larger construction dating from 1500.

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Yeah, unless he kills us first. Haha, what a weird joke! Regret saying that one.