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Roman Mausoleum

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Roman burials usually took place in their homes or next to roads; the fact that this necropolis was used for such a long time – some 600 years – suggests that it was probably on a road that connected the south of the city to Montjuïc hill, where, on the southern side, remains of storehouses and silos from that period have been found. This was the chosen area of ships for loading and unloading cargo.
The types of burial are varied: from interment in graves, to cremated remains in urns, amphoras, beakers and so on.        
In some cases, both the receptacle of the remains (glass urns) and the quality of the respective grave goods in the tomb (ivory) suggest that these were wealthy individuals, since these products were very rare and expensive.
All the remains found, including the inhumation graves and the human remains, are in the Archaeology Laboratory, part of the Municipal Civic Archaeological Service, in Zona Franca, where they are being restored, conserved and documented.

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