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Cala Morell Necropolis

Rock Cut Tomb

<b>Cala Morell Necropolis</b>Posted by fitzcoraldo
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Cala Morell Necropolis (Rock Cut Tomb) by fitzcoraldo One of the caves of the necropolis. A couple of the caves have rock cut pools in front of the door. These are thought to be ritual pools. There are also rock-cut slabs inside of the caves where the bodies of the dead were prepared. Part of the preparation of the body was to remove locks of hair, some of which were dyed red, and placed into hollowed-out bones which were then placed into a small hole within the cave. The museum in Mahon has a number of these bone tubes.
The caves were occupied by hippies in the 60's and 70's therefore signs of occupation of the caves are recent and not prehistoric.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
16th May 2014ce
Edited 16th May 2014ce
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