As with what happened in other Brazilian states, football in Pernambuco was also introduced by a Brazilian who had studied in Europe, in this case Guilherme de Aquino Fonseca, a Pernambuco native.
A city in Pará, 120km from Santarém and 850km from the state capital, Belém, carries today the name of one of the twentieth century’s greatest exponents of capitalism.
Geoglyphs are etches in the ground that form geometric patterns (lines, squares, circles, octagons, hexagons, etc.), zoomorphs (animals) or anthropomorphs (human forms), with monumental dimensions.
It is likely that the first Gypsies banished from Portugal have arrived in Brazil in the 1560s and 1570s. There are records of Gypsies accused and sentenced to serve time in the Kingdom that, for personal reasons, requested commutation of the sentence to exile, and then were sent to the Colony.
Dance,the powerful universal language, has been an important means of expression since ancient times, as has music. The Hebrews and Egyptians had their sacred dances. For the Greeks and Romans it was inspired by a more profane spirit.