Who knew! Had DNA done I am Polish, Irish, Scandinavian, and Iberian (Spanish should have come a lot easier to me then)  Greek /Italian too!  hmm brown eyes and olive skin now make sense!

Who knew! Had DNA done I am Polish, Irish, Scandinavian, and Iberian (Spanish should have come a lot easier to me then) Greek /Italian too! hmm brown eyes and olive skin now make sense!

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Genetic history of the Iberian peninsula and the various ethnic groups that have contributed to the modern Spanish and Portuguese gene pool.

Genetic history of the Iberian peninsula and the various ethnic groups that have contributed to the modern Spanish and Portuguese gene pool.

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Norte de la península ibérica, el mar golpea sin piedad, el paisaje es esculpido por el incesante golpeo de la olas. / North of the Iberian peninsula, the sea beats down mercilessly, the landscape is sculpted by the incessant beating of the waves.

Norte de la península ibérica, el mar golpea sin piedad, el paisaje es esculpido por el incesante golpeo de la olas. / North of the Iberian peninsula, the sea beats down mercilessly, the landscape is sculpted by the incessant beating of the waves.

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The Pyrenees is a range of mountains in southwest Europe that forms a natural border between France and Spain. It separates the Iberian Peninsula from the rest of continental Europe and extends for about 305 mi from the Bay of Biscay to the Mediterranean.

The Pyrenees is a range of mountains in southwest Europe that forms a natural border between France and Spain. It separates the Iberian Peninsula from the rest of continental Europe and extends for about 305 mi from the Bay of Biscay to the Mediterranean.

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Iberian Peninsula in 1157 AD The Reconquista had reached the Tejo river by the end of the 11th century but the Almoravid invasion prevented further expansion southwards. The only noteworthy military actions until mid 12th century happened in the Portuguese border where King D.Afonso Henriques managed to conquer the cities of Leiria, Santarém and Lisbon between 1135 and 1147: an exception in the otherwise stable borders between Christian and Muslim territories during the same period.

Iberian Peninsula in 1157 AD The Reconquista had reached the Tejo river by the end of the 11th century but the Almoravid invasion prevented further expansion southwards. The only noteworthy military actions until mid 12th century happened in the Portuguese border where King D.Afonso Henriques managed to conquer the cities of Leiria, Santarém and Lisbon between 1135 and 1147: an exception in the otherwise stable borders between Christian and Muslim territories during the same period.

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The Portugueses are an ethnic group native to the country of Portugal, in the west of the Iberian Peninsula of Southwestern Europe. Their language is Portuguese, and their predominant religion is Christianity, mainly Roman Catholicism. Historically, the Portuguese descend from the pre-Celtic, proto-Celtic and Celtic peoples who inhabited the Iberian Peninsula such as the Celtici, Lusitanians and the Gallaeci forming the core identity of the country, followed by the Italics, the Romans…

The Portugueses are an ethnic group native to the country of Portugal, in the west of the Iberian Peninsula of Southwestern Europe. Their language is Portuguese, and their predominant religion is Christianity, mainly Roman Catholicism. Historically, the Portuguese descend from the pre-Celtic, proto-Celtic and Celtic peoples who inhabited the Iberian Peninsula such as the Celtici, Lusitanians and the Gallaeci forming the core identity of the country, followed by the Italics, the Romans…

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Narcissus asturiensis (Jordan) or Narcissus minor L. Pugsley subsp. asturiensis (Jord.) Bar & G. Lopez. This narcissus is an endemism from the North and Northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, occurring above 800m altitude in meadows and in the clearings of heathlands and forests. In Portugal it’s considered vulnerable and is protected by a European directive (92/43/CEE, Annex II and IV).

Narcissus asturiensis (Jordan) or Narcissus minor L. Pugsley subsp. asturiensis (Jord.) Bar & G. Lopez. This narcissus is an endemism from the North and Northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, occurring above 800m altitude in meadows and in the clearings of heathlands and forests. In Portugal it’s considered vulnerable and is protected by a European directive (92/43/CEE, Annex II and IV).

The Douro is one of the major rivers of the Iberian Peninsula, in Spain and in Portugal. To learn more about #Porto click here: http://www.greatwinecapitals.com/capitals/porto

The Douro is one of the major rivers of the Iberian Peninsula, in Spain and in Portugal. To learn more about #Porto click here: http://www.greatwinecapitals.com/capitals/porto

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Woman from Minho, Portugal...Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located in Southwestern Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula. Wikipedia Capital: Lisbon Dialing code: 351 Currency: Euro Population: 10.64 million (2011) World Bank Official language: Portuguese Language Government: Parliamentary system, Unitary state

Woman from Minho, Portugal...Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located in Southwestern Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula. Wikipedia Capital: Lisbon Dialing code: 351 Currency: Euro Population: 10.64 million (2011) World Bank Official language: Portuguese Language Government: Parliamentary system, Unitary state

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