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Cala Morell Necropolis

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Cala Morell Necropolis
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Within the urbanisation of Cala Morell, on the north coast of Menorca, one of the most important archeological remains on the island can be found. This is the Cala Morell Necropolis, comprising a group of 14 caves, artificially excavated in a cliff. The necropolis also conserves some 20 small oval cavities or niches, called "capades de moro", that may have been used as bone tombs, as urns or for infantile burials.

The most outstanding caves are the "coves de forn", made of small rooms, and the large hypogea (underground, pre-Christian temples or tombs), with columns or other constructions. One of the large hypogea has a fašade with relief work that imitates classic architectural motifs and some of the caves have small exterior patios.

The material found in the caves indicates that the cemetery was in use from the pretalayot period until the IIC AD.

 
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