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medieval necropolis

Many internments are proved to be located around the See and its subsoil. The ancient ones correspond to a later Roman period. They are about twenty tombs that can be dated between the end of the 3rd century and the beginning of the 6th century. Tipologically the oldest are made in flat Roman tile (tegula), curved at their junctions (imbrex) and with a triangulated section. There are slabs with the same form. Since the 7th century until the 14th century the slab or cist rectangular box is generalized. The last mentioned ones are the most numerous. We also have to mention the discovering of some anthropomorphic sepulchre dug out the natural rock. Benith the Favets chapel there is an accurated stratigraphy of the interments, with examples from the first Middle

Ages period to the 19th century. The most notable of the older ones are the graves covered with slabs, with anthropomorphical characteristics. Lluís Guerrero has made the anthropologyc analysis of this group. It points up the study of a mature woman from the medieval era showing obvious signs of pathologies and a point of an arrow inserted on her leg that caused her death. It also has to be mentioned the sepulchral rooms located beneath the basilica nave, as well as some beautiful funeral vessels and sarcophagus hung up the walls of the apse area. It stands out the one of the Knight Bernat de Manresa, the one of the woman descending from the Claders lineage and the ossuaries of the Saera family. At the cloister there is the canon Mulet sepulcher from the 18th century.