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Expo '98, Lisbon, Portugal
Expo '98 photos
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The Expo '98 site from the gondola ride
The Expo '98 site at night showing
the new Vasco de Gama Tower
The Expo '98 site from the gondola ride
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Commemorating the 500th anniversary of Vasco de Gama's discovery of a sea route to India, Expo '98 brought Portugal its first world's fair. Ocean themes were also explored at Okinawa, Japan's Expo '70 and at Yeosu, South Korea's Expo 2012.
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Video
 
 
Expo '98 Promotional Video featuring the official anthem "Pangea"
 
Portugal Pavilion, Expo '98
 
Expo '98 Official Anthem, "Pangea" (orchestral version)
 
Expo '98's evening show, Aquamatrix
 
Home movie showing the Expo '98 site
 

Home movie showing the Expo '98 site (This clip is part 1 of a 24 part series)

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Quick Info

opening date
22 May 1998
closing date
30 September 1998
theme
"The Oceans, A Heritage for the Future"
site description
Along the River Tagus
site size

50 hectares (123 acres)

participating countries
145
attendance
11.0 million
status
BIE specialized exposition
(Class II)
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Mascots
 
 
Gil

Gil was introduced as Expo '98's official mascot.

He's meant to be an anthropomorphized wave. Designed by painter António Modesto and sculptor Artur Moreira, his names comes from Gil Eanes, the Portuguese navigator.

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Exclusive Photos
 
 
Expo '98 photos

Exclusive photos of Expo '98 are on ExpoMuseum's Flickr site.

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Map
 
 
Expo '98 site map
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Discussion Board
 
 
The World's Fair Community

ExpoMuseum's sister site, WorldsFairCommunity.org, maintains a discussion group about Expo '98. Visit it here.

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Other Useful Sites
 

World-wide Exhibition of Lisbon

Parque das Nações - Expo '98's legacy site

Oceanário de Lisboa - Formerly the Oceans Pavilion

Lisbon Expo '98 Vision - photos by Raul Pedroso

Lisbon, Expo '98: Entrance - from virtourist.com

Lisbon - World Fair Expo '98 - photos by Dias dos Reis

Expo 98: Lisbon dreams of turning wasteland into lasting beauty - The Independent, 30 January 1998

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