Under the bare covering of a modern building are hidden the ruins of a large Palaeochristian Basilica, open for religious services from the V to the VIII centuries. Of the three naves and opposing apses, all that rests of this funeral temple is today valued by a museography that only suggests the main architectural lines.

Of the dozens of tombs studied only one yielded a bronze buckle with a chiselled decoration and a glass lachrymal vase. The exceptional importance of this museum is the Palaeochristian tombstone collection, made up of six dozen inscribed tombstones, thirty of which are found on exhibition in the locale. Antónia, Festelus or Amanda, were inhabitants of the city of Myrtilis and contemporaries of Andreas choirmaster of the church. This funeral basilica was constructed over a Roman Necropolis where there had already been burials from the Iron Age (6 centuries before Christ) and in a later period also made use of a vast Muslim cemetery as a base.


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