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Medieval Muslim necropolis discovered on Balearic Island of Menorca

Work carried out on the main road of Mernorca has led to the discovery of an Islamic (Moorish) necropolis that was used between the 10th and 13th centuries. The discovery took place near the Naveta des Tudons in Ciutadella.

Medieval Muslim necropolis discovered on Balearic Island of Menorca
Credit: Jordi Ribera/Radio Menorca
So far a total of 21 single graves have been found. An emergency exacavation is currently under way and will last about six weeks.

Ismael Moll, co-director of the project, explains that it was already suspected that there could be a medieval cemetery at this point because more medieval remains were found in nearby works in 1988.

This finding, together with other new discoveries in recent years in POIMA IV Fase and So Na Ca├žana, should provide a better understanding of one of the most obscure periods in the island's history.

The human remains found will now be transferred to the Museum of Ciutadella, where they will be studied in order to gain a broader view of rural life in the Middle Ages.

Source: Radio Menorca [January 12, 2018]


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