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The colonization of the Azores began 700 years prior to the Portuguese arrival

The human occupation of the Azores Islands began 700 years earlier than the onset of Portuguese settlement of the island, which as historical documents...

New bird that humans drove to extinction discovered in Azores

Inside the crater of a volcano on Graciosa Island in the Azores archipelago, in the Atlantic Ocean, an international team of researchers has discovered...

Europe’s rarest orchid rediscovered on ‘lost world’ volcano in the Azores

Researchers studying speciation of butterfly orchids on the Azores have been startled to discover that the answer to a long-debated question "Do the islands...

Owl species wiped out after arrival of humans in the Azores

On São Miguel Island in the Azores, there used to exist a small, nocturnal bird of prey, related to the European scops owl, named...

Carthaginian temples found in the Azores

Archaeologists from the Portuguese Association of Archaeological Research (APIA) believe to have found in the Azores a significant number of Carthaginian temples, from the...