Permanent Exhibition. Room 2

The journey to the Beyond. Punic Funerary Rituals (525-25 BC).

In North Africa, Punic people developed different funerary traditions, both from the eastern and the western Phoenician ones, with some influence from Egyptian and other African cultures. In Punic ideology, taking care of the body and of the burial has a great relevance, which links to their sense of belonging in the community. Punic people arriving to Ibiza brings the introduction and later generalization of inhumations, though cremation continues in minority. With the passage of time, this complex funerary ritual will simplify, with the presence of fewer grave goods in the tombs.


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