The Archaeological Museum of Faro is also known as the Municipal Museum is located inside the Faro's Old Town

The Archaeological Museum of Faro is also known as the Municipal Museum is located inside the Faro's Old Town

It is housed inside a splendid 16th-century Renaissance Convento de Nossa Senhora da Assuncao , in what was once the Jewish quarter of the city

It is housed inside a splendid 16th-century Renaissance Convento de Nossa Senhora da Assuncao , in what was once the Jewish quarter of the city

Some of the exhibits include a range of artifacts from prehistoric Portugal to Romans Period and the era of Muslims presence in the region

Some of the exhibits include a range of artifacts from prehistoric Portugal to Romans Period and the era of Muslims presence in the region

Main garden of the museum is located in the centre and exhibitions are displayed inside the rooms and corridors around it

Main garden of the museum is located in the centre and exhibitions are displayed inside the rooms and corridors around it

The Islamic Room of the Faro Museum is based on Islamic art in Portugal

The Islamic Room of the Faro Museum is based on Islamic art in Portugal

Translation of a beautiful lamenting poem written in Arabic by Ibn Abdun(11th-12th century) - it makes one's heart cry over the bitterness in his thoughts about the people of al-Andalus

Translation of a beautiful lamenting poem written in Arabic by Ibn Abdun(11th-12th century) - it makes one's heart cry over the bitterness in his thoughts about the people of al-Andalus

A Portuguese translation of Ibn Abdun's poem is dipslayed on the wall of the Islamic Room

A Portuguese translation of Ibn Abdun's poem is dipslayed on the wall of the Islamic Room

This commemorative tablet has come from Silves in 1227

This commemorative tablet has come from Silves in 1227

This is a tmbstone made out of sandstone from Loule in 1016

This is a tmbstone made out of sandstone from Loule in 1016

A 11th century gravestone from Castro Marim (Faro region) - the deceased is named as Abdullah al-Adib Ibn

A 11th century gravestone from Castro Marim (Faro region) - the deceased is named as Abdullah al-Adib Ibn

This photo shows how was the life for the women during the Muslim period in Portugal

This photo shows how was the life for the women during the Muslim period in Portugal

The back yard of a Muslim house in Algarve was very important place, this is where cooking, cermaics making and even family gathering would take place

The back yard of a Muslim house in Algarve was very important place, this is where cooking, cermaics making and even family gathering would take place

Some of the everydays use obejects from the Muslim period

Some of the everydays use obejects from the Muslim period

The pantry in a house was used to store the provisions

The pantry in a house was used to store the provisions

Food was preserved by using complex methods of preservation in vinegar, honey or by drying

Food was preserved by using complex methods of preservation in vinegar, honey or by drying

A fragment of a lid (12th -13th century) is marked with number 4 and at the bottom is a fragment of a storage pot

A fragment of a lid (12th -13th century) is marked with number 4 and at the bottom is a fragment of a storage pot

The lamps in the Islamic period were an important symbol of one's social status

The lamps in the Islamic period were an important symbol of one's social status

The decorative richness of a lamp would determine the status of the person

The decorative richness of a lamp would determine the status of the person

These broken lamps are from the 10th-11th century Muslim period

These broken lamps are from the 10th-11th century Muslim period

Though different in shape and design, these 12th-13th century have same role in the house

Though different in shape and design, these 12th-13th century have same role in the house

A jug displayed at the top is from the 11th century

A jug displayed at the top is from the 11th century

Objects with numbers from 30-32 are the lids of the various clay pots and around them are the pithers of different sizes

Objects with numbers from 30-32 are the lids of the various clay pots and around them are the pithers of different sizes

On the upper shelf, jars are displayed while at the lower shelf are the bowls from the 12th/13th centuries

On the upper shelf, jars are displayed while at the lower shelf are the bowls from the 12th/13th centuries

I am not too sure about this photos, was it the ceiling of the room or one of the objects on display

I am not too sure about this photos, was it the ceiling of the room or one of the objects on display

An antique book pressing machine on display

An antique book pressing machine on display

A pitcher at the top and a jar at the bottom, both are from the 6th/7th centuries

A pitcher at the top and a jar at the bottom, both are from the 6th/7th centuries

Two bronze stamp seal keys are from the 5th/7th centuries

Two bronze stamp seal keys are from the 5th/7th centuries

A painting on display inside the corridor of the museum

A painting on display inside the corridor of the museum

Most of these roman coins have come from the city of Ossonoba (Faro) - they range from 125AD to 248 AD

Most of these roman coins have come from the city of Ossonoba (Faro) - they range from 125AD to 248 AD

These round nozzle oil lamps with double volutes are from the mid to late 1st century AD

These round nozzle oil lamps with double volutes are from the mid to late 1st century AD

Number 2 is a round nozzle oil lamp, number 3 is a factory oil lamp and number 4 is a lamp with side handles - in the foreground are the round nozzle lamps

Number 2 is a round nozzle oil lamp, number 3 is a factory oil lamp and number 4 is a lamp with side handles - in the foreground are the round nozzle lamps

A well preserved mosaic of Oceanus - it was discovered in 1926 and extracted in 1976

A well preserved mosaic of Oceanus - it was discovered in 1926 and extracted in 1976

Here, it shows the image of god Oceanus - this work was commissioned by four citizens of Ossonoba

Here, it shows the image of god Oceanus - this work was commissioned by four citizens of Ossonoba

This plaque belongs to a Visigothic gate, decorated with geometrical moifs, is from the 5th/6th centuries

This plaque belongs to a Visigothic gate, decorated with geometrical moifs, is from the 5th/6th centuries

A bit strange looking painting in the corridor

A bit strange looking painting in the corridor

A room filled with the Roman tombstones and the capitols

A room filled with the Roman tombstones and the capitols

The objects is this room are well preserved

The objects is this room are well preserved

Ceiling of the one of the corridors of the museum - few storage jars are displayed in the corridor as well

Ceiling of the one of the corridors of the museum - few storage jars are displayed in the corridor as well