In the south of France, in Narbon, the remains of the Roman necropolis were found. So far, 300 graves have been excavated from the ground, dating back to the 1st-2nd century CE.
As it turns out, in the graveyard were buried people from poorer layers. The tombs were decorated with small monuments, on which the names of the dead were placed. Next to the bodies were found dishes, lamps, amulets in the form of phallus, jewelry or food (eg. figs). For the most part, the dead were of Italian origin.
The necropolis has been very well preserved to our time, thanks to the floods that have occurred in the past; mainly due to the spills of the Aude River. The mule who settled on graves and objects served the artifacts well.
Interestingly, scientists came across the preserved neck of the amphora – without a bottom – through which the deceased was made a victim directly to the tomb. This is an extremely rare find in Gaul.
Roman tombstone from Narbonne
The preserved neck of the amphora – without a bottom – through which the victim was placed directly into the grave