Phoenician Necropolis (c.450 BC) discovered at Osuna Spain

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Phoenician Necropolis (c.450 BC) discovered at Osuna Spain

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/ ... suna-spain
Archaeologists exploring the site – which was discovered amid the Roman ruins in the town of Osuna, 55 miles (90km) east of Seville – say the Phoenician-Carthaginian cemetery dates back to the fourth or fifth century BC and is highly unusual as such sites are normally found in coastal areas rather than so far inland.

We thought we might find remains from the imperial Roman age, which would be more in keeping with the surroundings, so we were surprised when we found these structures carved from the rock – hypogea [subterranean vaults] – perfectly preserved beneath the Roman levels.”
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