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The study of cemeteries involves a wide set of aspects, ranging from geographical location, architecture, and how graves were made to grave goods, the manner of burial, and the analysis of the skeletons.

Most researchers today agree that, between the end of the west Roman Empire and 1000 CE, an individual might be buried in diverse locations, either in or around towns and in the countryside. There was…

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Chavarría Arnau, Alexandra, “Cemetery”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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