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This is a historical timeline of Portugal.

Main article: History of Portugal

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Timeline Portugal (5779 words)
c22,500BCE Portuguese archeologists led by Dr. Joao Zilhao found the skeleton of a young boy (the Lagar Velho child) in the Lapedo Valley on Nov 28, 1998, who reportedly exhibited both Neanderthal and Homo sapiens features, the first possible hybrid to be found.
1497 Portuguese Jews were forced to convert to Christianity and were known as "New Christians," though many continued to practice their original faith in secret.
Portuguese explorers sailed into Guanabra Bay and mistook it for the mouth of a river which they named Rio de Janeiro.
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