There is evidence of human use of mineral-medicinal waters since prehistory. However, it is with Roman civilization that the practice of thermalism develops and complexes. Proof of this are the numerous bathhouses that have left us throughout the empire, as well as the classical literature on the subject.

This course does not confer an academic degree.

Course available in face-to-face and online format.

  • Sérgio Carneiro


    Sérgio Carneiro has a bachelor degreee in History - Variant of Archeology by the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa (1995). He worked as an independent archaeologist until 1999 in Algarve, Lisbon, Santarém and Aveiro.

    In 1999, Sérgio Carneiro founded the archeology services of the Municipality of Chaves.

    He's the Scientific Director of the Study and Valuation Project of the Roman Healing Spa in Chaves, since 2006.

    Between 2002 and 2007, he was the Chairman of the Professional Association of the Archaelogists (APA).

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  • Rui Lopes


    Rui Lopes has a degree in History, major in Archeology, from Universidade de Évora. Senior technician in the area of Arqueology in the Municipality of Chaves, since 2004, he has been producing and participating in diverse archeological interventions in the county of Chaves, in the ambit of safeguarding the archaeological heritage, specially the excavation of the Roman village of Granjinha and the Roman medicinal thermal baths of Chaves.

    In the last years he has developed scientific studies in the area of archaeological treasure, in particular the Roman ceramics.

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