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A New Late Ancient Necropolis Discovered on Hvar Island

A New Late Ancient Necropolis Discovered on Hvar Island

The protective investigation in the garden of the Radoevi Palace in the town of Hvar on the Croatian island of the same name has been concluded after two months of intensive archeological labor.

The study, which is spurring the construction of the new Hvar City Library and reading room, has made amazing discoveries.

Preliminary results have revealed the late antiquity necropolis from the late 4th century to the early 5th century, as well as the eastern branch of the ancient walls. 5th century.

Twenty tombs, including 32 bone bodies, were found on a 65-square-meter site.

The basic types of late antiquity tombs are simple pottery tombs, amphora tombs, tomb structures made of roof tiles, and one stone tomb in which 12 skeletons were found.

A particular emphasis on this necropolis is its exceptional preservation and the discovery of an invaluable and complete tomb. Kantharos report.

Most tombs were adorned with one or more pottery jugs and lamps, glass bottles and containers, money, and other small utensils.

Preliminary analysis of these findings provided a tentative age of the necropolis itself, but documented imports provided entirely new insights into local/regional late antique ceramic production and trade relations. .. Some of them were first recorded in the Adriatic Sea.

Shortly before the end of the investigation, an old ancient wall was discovered in the deepest layer. This is estimated to be from the 2nd century, according to African Sigirate.

Of all the late antiquity traces ever found in Hvar, this is actually the most important and richest place, vividly showing all the archaeological splendor of the excavated tombs, now.

By the way, it gives us the most detailed insight into the funeral. New knowledge about urbanism, not just the times Dharmasiya Danas Said.

The team of experts consisted of Edward Viskovich, Joshko Barbaric, Marco Bivic and Jure Tudor with his scientific support. Dr. Marina Ugarkovich Josip Baraka Pelica.

This study was funded by the Hvar City Library and Reading Room.