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The Monte Pira necropolis

The Mountain Pira necropolis is characterised by 13 underground tombs dug inside the trachytic tufa. One of these tombs, tomb 1 (which is characterised by a huge rectangular chamber with a column and four smaller chambers) contained ceramic artefacts, exhibited in showcase 2 of the Museum, which suggest their use also during the Eneolithic Age of the Campaniforme culture.

From what is known from the hypogea subjected to systematic excavations, it was usual practice to remove the bones and the grave goods (mostly the pottery) for many centuries in order to make room for other depositions: in this case the timespan of use is about 1500 years.   

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