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Catacomb of Porta d'Ossuna

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Corso C. Alberto Amedeo, 110 - 90138 Palermo PA

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This is the largest Paleo-Christian community cemetery of the city of Palermo. Different from the other cemetery complexes known in Sicily, it has an organic distribution of the spaces, large ambulacra, arcosolia and cubicula with monumental dimensions.

In one of the cubicula near the entrance a structure remains that was used for the funeral banquets just as in the most renowned complexes on the Island of Malta.

Since it has been stripped of all archaeological finds, the dating of the catacomb is established on the basis of the architectonic and topographic characteristics, which assign it a period of life between the fourth and fifth century, a testimony to the presence of a well organized and developed Christian community in Palermo prior to the Gothic domination

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