Laurita Necropolis in Almuñécar
Laurita Necropolis in Almuñécar

The Laurita Necropolis in Almuñecar

The Phoenician necropolis Laurita is located on the Cerro de San Cristóbal in Almuñécar It dates back to the 8th-7th Century B.C. and it is the oldest Phoenician-Punic remain found in the province of Granada. It is also the oldest necropolis found in the Granada region. In this necropolis were found many important relics, including thee cremation urn of Pharaoh Apofis I, dated between 1500 and 1600 B.C. On it is inscribed the earliest example of written text on the Iberian peninsula.

The Laurita Necropolis was discovered in 1963 and is one of Spain's earliest and most significant Phoenician-Punic era finds. Artifacts can mostly be found in the archeological museums of Almuñécar and Granada.

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