In the Roman period, there was a large cemetery next to the River Guadiana, to the north of the city of Myrtilis and outside its walls. In the 16th century, a chapel dedicated to St. Sebastian was built here.
In the 1980s, the construction of the headquarters of the Mértola School Group led to an archaeological excavation that, together with historical research work, allowed a full reconstruction of the Chapel of St. Sebastian and the preservation of dozens of graves carved in rock, all of which are now integrated into the school complex.
This space is an important working tool that connects the school community to the museum through the initiative ‘My School has a Museum’.
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Opening date: 2003