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.
In Cagliari, even if threatened by the modern constructions, the new roads (as for example that one realized in the canyon nearby the site) and the ambitions of the buildings contractors, is extremely interesting the Punic and Roman necropolis of Tuvixeddu, one of the biggest in the whole basin of the Mediterranean Sea. Datable between the VI and the III century B.C., it is rich in loculus dug in the rock of one of the hills of the city. Some graves of Tuvixeddu have preserved paintings (as for example in the one called “del combattente” -of the combatant -, where appears a figure symbolizing the divinity Sid) and religious decorations engraved on the walls.
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