Ancient burial customs

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Necropolis in Sardinia, millenary testimonies of antique burial

Necropolis in Sardinia, millenary testimonies of antique burial

Nurra Anghelu Ruju is the most famous necropolis in the zone of Alghero. It was discovered in 1904 on the property of Sella & Mosca wine society, next to the street of the “Due Mari” (“two seas”, in Li Punti locality). Its name laterally means “red angel”. It is made of about forty funerary caves of small dimensions, partly communicating, dug into the rock between the VI and the III…

Tuvixeddu, one of the biggest necropolis in the Mediterranean Sea

Tuvixeddu, one of the biggest necropolis in the Mediterranean Sea

Photo: Necropolis Tuvixeddu in Cagliari
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The necropolis was the funereal area in which the Phoenicians, the Punics and the Romans buried their dead. Numerous are the attested kinds of graves, among which “a fossa” (hollowed graves), in rooms dug in the cliff, “a sarcofago” (in the shape of a sarcophagus), and “a cassone” (in the shape of caisson). In Campidano are present some evidences of great interest.