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The early christian Necropolis

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This extensive necropolis with more than 2000 burials is one of the best-preserved cemeteries of the roman Empire.

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The early christian Necropolis

This extensive necropolis with more than 2000 burials is one of the best-preserved cemeteries of the roman Empire.

In roman Tarraco, the burial areas were situated outside the city on both sides of the Via Augusta.

From the year 259 A.D. the necropolis was converted into a cemetery for the Christian community that lived in the city.

This is where the Archbishop Fructuosus and his deacons Augurio and Eulogio were buried.

Surprise! This area, associated with burials along the ancient Via Augusta was discovered in 1923 when the foundations were being laid for the future tobacco factory.

Local public opinion was alarmed when led to believe that the discovery of the archeological site would prevent the construction of the factory, because for decades the city had been waiting for this important source of employment. In the end, the great site was excavated, and the factory built a little further away

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